We live in technologically exponential times!
The current generation never experienced life without the Internet or cell phones.
Not too long ago, you had to use a modem to “dial in” and connect to the Internet. It sounds exactly like a fax machine screeching in your ear.
Today we live in a world of always-on-technology which took hold in the late 90’s and turn of the millenium. We are always connected and most people don’t even power off their computers. We no longer “hang up” when we are done.
This led us into smartphones which are on a quest to do just about everything possible using apps and attachments. Next there will be wearable computers becoming mainstream.
Facebook claims almost half of their billion active users access their site using mobile technologies. Some people don’t even have a PC anymore, it is all about tablets and smartphones.
People seem to have this crazy desire to be connected 24×7 and receive instant reponses. I can’t tell you the number of times I receive a phone call immediately after someone sends me a text message or email, wondering why I didn’t respond right away.
Does this technological evolution take us down a path with cybernetic implants at some point in the not too distant future?