The Marvels of Modern Technology

When you look upon the modern world of technology, it can seem like magic, and perhaps it is. In the words of sci fi author Arthur C. Clarke, “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” so it’s all magic to the people of the past. To the older generations who lived to see it, even, it’s probably hard to believe at the very least. In less than a century, we went from the first automobile to the moon landing. How crazy is that? It’s mind boggling, in turn, to think of how things used to be before the internet, let alone the more mundane technologies like cellphones. It’s truly a marvel of modern science that we can all carry tiny super computers around in our pockets. And, make no mistake, that’s exactly what smartphones are. Supercomputers that can, sure, make a call, but can also send text messages and emails, browse the entirety of the internet, and stream music and video. Not to mention not only the existence of video games, but the ability to play them on the phones we carry with us at all times. At any given time, you’re a click, a tap, or even a voice command away from all your friends and family, and that’s something truly special. And impressive. Let’s face it, it’s a futuristic sounding year, 2017, and we’re living in some 1950’s sci fi author’s imagined hi tech society, albeit without certain amenities like flying cars and laser guns. Or, if you like, we’re a society of tech wizards. Whatever floats your boat. Jokes aside, next time you find yourself annoyed by your AT&T bill, just remember how lucky you are to have the Library of Alexandria, and then some, in pocket.

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