A couple of days ago, I was watching an old black and white movie with Bob Hope and Lucille Ball, and something Bob said made me laugh out loud. I don't remember it word for word, but it went kind of like this: "We're in the age of technology. I'm only allowed to talk to my kids during commercials."
Oh, if he only knew what was coming...
We look at the way of life fifty years ago as borderline primitive compared to the conveniences we have today. Every third person has an iPhone, a Blue Tooth in their ear, several home computers, several televisions (now in 3-D!), wireless internet, internet in general, thousands of television channels... I'm going to venture to say that THIS is the age of technology. We've been trained for constant stimulation. We can't sit idle for two minutes without whipping out our phones and to play Angry Birds to pass the time, or we're too lazy to cook so we buy frozen meals and heat them up with controlled waves (not gonna lie, microwaves FREAK me out. I don't use ours much). Instant gratification is the order of the day.
I guess I don't have a real point here, except that no matter how advanced we are in the present, there's always something more crazy around the corner. Bob Hope's character could only speak with his children during commercials. Well today we fast forward through them, so when do kids talk to their parents now?
Here's one technological advancement I'm in love with. Netflix for the iPhone... I completely forgot about it until today, and let me tell you how much faster three miles goes when you're watching a movie!
What technologies of today do you love? For me this week, it's Netflix, earbuds small enough to fit in my tiny ears, and the EFX machine at the gym!