Is The World Changing Fast Enough For Ya?
Everything is wireless. Your info is stored in a cloud somewhere. No doctor on earth could diagnose what’s ailing you if the power was off.
How can there be five hundred TV channels and nothing on worth watching? Our cars now park themselves and in the future everyone will have a self-driving car.
GPS satellites can pinpoint our exact location anywhere on earth. Our cell phones have more computing power than the moon lunar lander from the 1970s.
I have Facebook friends all over the world. People I’ll probably never meet in person but have become good friends when we share our hopes and dreams together online.
We can buy anything with just a few keystrokes. I can’t remember the last time I wrote a check to someone.
Life is Better. — Isn’t It?
Can I drive as fast as I want? No. Do I have to wear a seat belt? Yes. Can I own a gun? Maybe. It all depends on who’s in charge of your life that day and how many hoops you have to jump through.
I can quickly microwave all the unhealthy food I want. That somehow seems counter productive.
Buying fresh costs more than buying what used to be fresh but is now processed and canned. Also seems counterproductive and makes little sense.
I have a much bigger TV screen now to watch the stuff I really don’t want to watch but there’s nothing else good on. I guess I should be thankful for the experience.
Apparently milk direct from the cow will kill me. But if it’s pasteurized and homogenized suddenly its natures most nearly perfect food.
Life might be better — but it’s sure confusing.
You Can’t Miss What You Never Had
I feel sorry for today’s generation. The days are numbered for those who know how to bake a pie from scratch.
Today’s modern consumer will never know what I know.
That Marie Callender’s frozen pies couldn’t hold a candle to what my grandmother used to make.
Chef Boyardee doesn’t know that first thing about what real Italian spaghetti should taste like.
Some Final Thoughts
No question the world is changing fast. But not every change is a good one.
I do hope there are self-driving cars by the time it’s too dangerous for me to be on the road. That would be a good thing for other drivers.
But I wonder if I’ll be able to get in and out of the car by that time? Solving that problem would be a great change for a great many future non-drivers.
I guess for now I’m stuck with this world as it is. Each day I have less control over what my life is like. Some controls are good; others are a real hassle.
Ever been in line at the DMV or take a number at the courthouse? Do I really need a license to fish?
I think you know what I mean.