Posted by: mydarkestplaces | December 12, 2012

21st Centruy

Do you ever stop to think about just how remarkable this time that we live in is? I feel, in some ways, it’s similar to the sixties in that there’s just been this insane explosion of technological advances over the past fifteen years. Advances that, twenty years ago, wouldn’t have even put in an appearance at a world’s fair.

To put this in perspective: I’m writing this post on a bus. A bus that is moving. A bus somewhere in the middle of that particularly hellish state called Connecticut. I am writing it on an iPad. An iPad that I’ve been using to check my progress towards NYC, to read and to listen to music. From my eReader app I’ve been able to EASILY share funny and/or significant quotes to various social media outlets. I’ve sent emails. All from a piece of technology roughly 4″ x 8″ x 1″. The bag phone my parents had when I was growing up had a volume four times greater, connection a thousand times worse and – hello – it had to be carried in a bag.

Living in the future is funny.

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