Did you (or do you) have an older adult in your life that fondly talks about “the good ole days", reminiscing about their childhood, seemingly longing for the simplicity it offered?
While I look back on the simplicity of my childhood with fondness, I am thrilled to be living at this point and time in history. Technology has been a complete game-changer, and because I’m a bit of a geek, I get really excited about that.
Gone are the days of…
Home phones with long cords that you would stretch into your bedroom so you could have privacy.
Having to haul out the hard copy encyclopedias to look up information.
Having to get up to change the channel on your black and white TV, where you only had ten channels to choose from.
Going to the video store to pick out a video (once VCRs were invented).
Going somewhere to meet with friends face to face (as it was the only other way to connect other than the phone).
Having to leave your house in order to go shopping.
We Have seen…
Cell phones becoming our everything (communication tool, research tool, flashlight).
Internet, become the new window to information and the entire world (and beyond).
Going from supercomputers that took up entire buildings, to desktop home computers, laptops and now smartphones.
The television itself is now like a computer able to tap into the internet, giving us access to movies so we don’t have to leave the house to get them.
Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, Match.com, and more, becoming a “normal way” to connect with others.
We now can have nearly anything delivered to our home, to include meal kits, clothing, household goods, you name it, you can probably purchase it online and have it delivered right to you!
Obviously, these are some of the simpler things that we have seen change. We most certainly live in an age of convenience; a time when the world is at our fingertips. We are a blessed generation to have experienced the simple pleasures of the “good ole days”, and yet we get to experience the world of “cutting edge technology” that has truly changed every aspect of how we live. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what is next.