Tuesday, February 23, 2010

From the wheel to 140 characters

The space between the discovery of fire and the discovery of the wheel was enormous compared to today’s rate of technological growth. Rather than being measured in years, technological advancements in today’s world are being made in a matter of months, weeks and days.

Now, I’m not saying my parents were discovering the wheel, but compared to today, it seems as though new advancements were not as quick to come around in 1965 as they are in 2009.

In my almost 21 years I have seen the change from VHS to DVD to BluRay; the shift from landlines, to massive cell phones, to iPhones; from cds to MP3s; the Internet, even -- I’ve been around for its development.

This leads me to believe that although my dad still cannot grasp onto the idea of Twitter, I think my generation will be much more open and accepting of the changes to come. I cannot image what will be thought up next, but I’d like to think I’m going to be adept and embracing at whatever new developments comes.

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