All the talk about Artificial Intelligence, driverless cars, and other glimpses of a future we are beginning to imagine but previously considered pure science fiction set me thinking. Just a few decades ago, I would not have imagined the devices I now take for granted.
I was on my first Earthwatch adventure –on an island in Tonga in the South Pacific when a letter from home came through the island’s new fax machine, which was easier to access than the public phones. Oh, the marvel!
Today, so much more than the fax is at my fingertips right where I am sitting. I’m at the computer, smartphone and Ipad nearby, the laundry humming away and timed to stop when everything is clean.
How would we even know each other without our devices! Which ones do you rely on most? Have they changed your life? Where are they taking us? Do you ever miss phone booths? Please discuss.