Wonders of technology

We truly do live in an era of technological wonder. It’s so easy to lose sight of all the technological awesomeness that surrounds us, because we adapt so quickly and take everything for granted. I remember the first time I heard what a GPS was, I was about 12 or 13 years old. The concept blew me away! Satellites! In space! Helping you pinpoint your location to a few meters! Of course, back then it was ridiculously expensive.

Not so today. Nowadays, every third grader has technology in his pocket that would have blown the mind of even the most visionary person just a lifetime ago. But smartphones are around for just about a decade! So has Youtube! Of course, I also just take all that for granted. But every now and then stop and think about how things have changed just in my lifetime. It’s simply amazing! And I am curious about what else I will live to see.

Everything comes with its own problems, risks and drawbacks, of course, as Chuck experiences in this comic strip.

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3 comments on “Wonders of technology
  1. Joshua says:

    That is so true.

  2. JP Kalishek says:

    Just walked in the house because we got sent home from work. The Power is out for much of the city our warehouse is in. It really limits what I can do, but the area my computer is in has a generator for these occasions … our servers on the other hand … not so much. So I can’t do email, our phones are down, and because of company rules we cannot even load the one truck I made sure to have the product for yesterday even though we could hand write a Bill of Lading.

  3. Fbs says:

    Those technological wonders still rely on humans. And when it cost less to have an off-shore calling center that keeps you in the phone for yours trying to reboot your iP box, or your tv box , than sending a real technician to fix the rig, you’d better be patient and have time to waste. TV is down, and the only thing they could do was to break internet as well. Hope the phone will not have a problem, or, I’ll soon be isolated from civilisation just here in downtown paris…:-(

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