Freaking Awesome Technology
Unless this article was printed off or someone hand-wrote the content from it on a piece of papyrus, sealed it with a red bow, and delivered it to you via carrier pigeon, you’re probably reading it off a device people had never even imagined 40 years ago. That device enables you to do incredible things – access tons of information from around the world in seconds, talk to almost anyone, anywhere, anytime, call a cab, manage your finances, take pictures, and so much more. All these things used to take weeks to happen. We do not often even realize how rad 21st century technology is. That device is most likely worth hundreds of dollars, even if it’s the old iPhone and you think your life sucks because you haven’t gotten the upgrade yet. There are still people out there who would love to have your Dell with the broken keyboard or iPhone from a past generation. In America, even the “very poor” still usually have nice cell phones and access to the technology necessary to do incredible things. Many have made entire fortunes off of only the internet. Before cell phones, not all that long ago, people had to make all their plans, arrange rides and dates before they left home. Now, most of our communication is instant.