The Technology Age

The Jetsons' Rosie.Where is mine?

Share what you enjoy most about today’s technology.

It’s got to be the robots. How did we ever survive in this world without robots? Before they came along, I had to do things like drive myself places and clean my house. Remember vacuum cleaners? Ha. They seem so silly now–pushing a thing around the room. What a concept. I used to have to tie my own shoes, make my own meals and clean up after myself. Thankfully, that’s all a thing of the past.

The Jetsons’ Rosie.Where is mine?

Sadly, that’s not really the case, is it? Ever since I saw reruns of The Jetsons on the television as a child, I’ve been waiting for my own Rosie. The closest we have is a Roomba self-propelling vacuum that doesn’t even have a personality. I want a robot already, dammit. I also want a car that drives itself and a dog that can say its own name like Astro.

Fine. Since real science still can’t compete with a 50 year old kids’ cartoon, I’d have to say the best thing about today’s lame technology is just how easy it is to keep in contact with people. I’ve never been a big fan of phone conversations and I hate writing letters. Moving around the country a few times, it used to be difficult to stay in touch with people, but with the advent of social media and the like, I can talk to any of my friends around the country within seconds. True, it’s not like the real thing yet, but it’s better than writing a letter.

Not only can I keep in touch with people I know, but I can know what’s happening in the world. I’m no longer reliant on my local media outlets to tell me what’s going on out there. I can find it myself from countless news sources. Granted, they’re not always impartial, but being able to check many sources instead of one gives a greater overall impression of reality.

I’m also a big fan of digital media. I watch movies on my computer and all of my music is digitally stored. It’s all at my fingertips. Anything I want to hear, see or read is just a search away. That’s pretty neat considering that before the days of digital media, it was much harder to find things.

Generally, I’m pretty happy to live in a technological era. I’m not a Luddite; I have embraced all of my gadgetry. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next. All I can say is, it better be a robot.

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