September 22, 2011

Magical Times

I spent a while last night talking to the kids about ye olden days. You know, the days of black and white movies, ice boxes that were actually boxes with ice inside to keep your food fresh, a decided lack of electricity and indoor plumbing. They were apprehensive. Their faces reflected an odd mix of horror and curiosity. It was like I was gutting Elmo with a steak knife (horror) but they wanted to know what was inside (curiosity).

Oh, if our forefathers could see us now - cars that can practically drive themselves (and, cars in general), computers that think for us, movies that travel with us anywhere in the palms of our hands, refrigerators capable of holding the average annual consumption of a Somali child. Think about it. On my phone alone, I can catch a movie, call anyone anywhere in the world, take pictures, listen to almost any song imaginable, respond to and send email, video conference, and so much more. And half of these things weren't even concepts a century ago.

I bitch about stuff - insane politicians, celebrities, social welfare, bad books and stupid people - because it makes me feel better. But I fully realize we live in magical times. Could we do more, better things with all this magic? Absolutely. But it's magic nonetheless.

Posted by Chris at September 22, 2011 7:59 AM

"refrigerators capable of holding the average annual consumption of a Somali child"

not to sounds negative, but the second part of that sentence says more to me about today's world than the first part...

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Posted by: North Face Outlet at September 23, 2011 2:58 AM

Yup, happy to be alive and see all this. From todays, flying cars is next!

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