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.
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.