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Future Of Technology - Where Do YOU Fit In?

Updated on April 13, 2009

GLOOO - Is This The Future Of Technology?

This is currently a prototype, but this computer screen for Internet browsing and online communication is really quite an amazing innovation!
This is currently a prototype, but this computer screen for Internet browsing and online communication is really quite an amazing innovation!

The Future of Technology And Where We Are Still Today...

It had always been the thought - that to ensure a successful future - that first , we must stop and look back -- and this before one can move ahead in life. The necessity of this process was for analyzing how to proceed forward most effectively.

  • History - Is, something that was, and that now - is not!

Therefore - we label it as "history". History - his-story... Or hers? Depends upon your generation in history!

In reality - be it his-story or her-story... "history" itself - is objective to those who not only tell it, but write about it.

And lets face it... are currently living it!

Now if this is the reality of what history is - - how can we ever be certain, that what we read in our history books, or read in the newspaper and online - is really accurate history?

Bottom line - history is subjective and not objective - regardless of what you may believe about the history of anything, i.e. - an event, things, time-period, a person, of a place, or even an advancement in the sciences and technologies, etc...

Crazy, isn't it.... But this is the truth behind what we look to and refer to as "our" history.

What does understanding "our" personal "history" regarding technology - then have to do with - the inevitable daily-future advancements - that are a part of the world we live in today?

Future of Technology - You MUST Watch THIS Video To Understand What We Are Talking About Here...

IF "SHIFT" Just HAPPENS! Where Does That Leave You And I?

With the varied fields in technology, as we strive to look forward into the future - our minds are still attempting to literally un-boggle themselves simultaneously - while somehow keeping up with the future advancements in technologies that are being introduced into our lives endlessly... right now.

Because in today's world - the future is happening literally in real-time... and in reality - quicker than yours or my time - and "we" will never be prepared for what is NOW!

In these very same moments of time - - to go forward into the future advancements with the many technologies exploding universally -- we find ourselves struggling to understand the history and experience of our - personal past relationships, with that very technology.

The Future Of Technology Is Bringing The World Into Better Focus...

Never Look Back... Just Keep Going Forward?

In days gone by, to be nostalgic and "look" back - - was to sit back and fondly caress our memories and remember that which was pleasing to the soul and gave us joy during our lives.

A person, had the luxury of looking back and seeing things with what we call "twenty-twenty" vision or a clear perspective.

The old cliche' "hindsight" is 20-20... was so very true.

After all - it made us wise - and we then became teachers to the young and rising generation.

How many young people today, are looking to the older generation for their future advancement and understanding of technology? In reality what that means - is that their future is moving much quicker than our past ever did!

In fact, I do believe that many of the "older" generation have pretty much figured that they best throw in the towel on ever trying to understand this fast paced life of real-time advancements in technology, which has fast become - just "everyday" life for those in their youth today.

Uncle!

Today - Our Future Is NOT The Past Of Those That Have Gone Before Us -

  • Is Technology Shifting Our Future Without US?

Today - don't even think about sitting down.... and relaxing with some thoughtful "thought" - - - I don't think so. Not when it comes to the future of technology and where it could take us - or most definitely will, if we are able and willing to go along with the technologies that will inevitably come!

Here Is To The Future Of Our Past And The Technologies That We Dreamed of As Children...

Rosie
Rosie
Jane
Jane
Elroy... Come Back! Youth Are Always The Same...
Elroy... Come Back! Youth Are Always The Same...

How Will You Take Technology Of The Future And How Will You Use It To Live YOUR Life?

Knowing that the future of technology is now... and that whatever the mind can conceive is possible - propels each one of us into that future right now - even as we speak.

So - how are you doing living like one of The Jetsons?

As a young person, who grew up in the 60s and 70s - I loved to watch the Jetsons cartoon, each Saturday morning. I looked forward as a child, and trusted the day - that my life, would be just like that.

I believed it was possible. Every child does... and although we are not the future of the past any longer - we are the future in real-time.

This you must remember -- it was our generation who dreamed this dream and now our wishes are coming true - faster than we can say... "Beam me up Scottie"!

And isn't this the future we wanted to bring about for our children. I have always said "every generation better". And although my head is found spinning a lot of the time as I do my best to enjoy what is happening in all areas of technology today - I am actually delighted to see my children and my children's children - having no trouble whatsoever enjoying the life they were meant for.

Go figure.... I suppose, that they were truly born - for such a time as this!

Write On!

The Jet Setting Jetsons Of Our Past - or Future? Technology Still Needs To Raise The Bar...

The Jetsons Fit Right In Our Future... And We Still Haven't Caught Up With Rosie!

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    • Write On! profile imageAUTHOR

      Write On! 

      10 years ago from United States

      Hey James!

      Star Wars is cool, but still not AS retro as The Jetsons!

      I"ll go check it out... thanks for stopping by.

      Write On!

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      jamesbreeze 

      10 years ago from Sydney

      Oh, I KNOW THE JETSONS.... I like Star Wars too - Perhaps I am a a bit younger than you? Hey, it's not on Hubland but please check out my post about Star Trek vs Star Wars... Tell me what you think?

      http://usableworld.terapad.com/index.cfm?fa=conten...

    • Write On! profile imageAUTHOR

      Write On! 

      10 years ago from United States

      You like?

      Write On! Thanks for stopping by:-)

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      Prepaid Wireless Direct 

      10 years ago

      The Jetsons! wow....

    • Write On! profile imageAUTHOR

      Write On! 

      10 years ago from United States

      Robert -

      LOL! Yes, Jane has her own credit card and now probably is working online too!

      And of course "Elroy" - as youth have always been - is a kid with absolute no fear as to his clear and bright future - independent as to technology but still needing mom and dad for the most important knowledge in life... even though they never get that:-)

      Things shift and also stay the same:-) And what is shifting - will forever be the change we experience in this life, as we wisely apply it to fit into our personal lives..

      Yes, Jane now, has her very own creditcard most likely and not taking it from George:-)

      Write-On!

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      Robert Skaggs 

      10 years ago

      Guess I've got some catching up to do. I am still trying to figure out how to put attachments with my emails. The video on the future of technology blew my mind. I could really relate to the video on the Jetson's when George hands his wife some cash, instead she takes his wallet. LOL Now she has her own credit card. Even the Jetson's didn't see that coming. This is a great hub!

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      Robert Skaggs 

      10 years ago

      Guess I've got some catching up to do. I am still am trying to figure out how to put attachments with my emails. The video on the future of technology blew my mind. I could really relate to the video on the Jetsons when George hands his wife some cash, instead she takes his wallet. LOL This is a great hub!

    • Write On! profile imageAUTHOR

      Write On! 

      10 years ago from United States

      James...

      The vid should be up and running in our future "today"! I hope you enjoy the fact that "shift" really is happening and that this video on the future of technologies, will even more powerfully confirm YOUR summation!

      Again, thank you for engaging in this conversation. The generation gap in reality - is no longer a problem.... awesome, huh?

      tDMgLdsNana-AskMormon

    • Write On! profile imageAUTHOR

      Write On! 

      10 years ago from United States

      Bingo my friend.... you got it!

      A+ for you and thank you for making it so clear in your comments for those that perhaps did not:-) I considered writing the summation from my place, but felt that leaving it to my reader might be much more powerful...

      Thanks for the heads up on the "shift" video... I am going to look into that... maybe pick that video up from another provider, as it is sooooo POWERFUL and I really "want" you in particular to see it.

      I wonder if it will "shift" any of your comments?

      You being young.... do the "Jetsons" have a place for you in this article? Just Curious..

      Write On!

      (off to do a little maintenance:-)

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      jamesbreeze 

      10 years ago from Sydney

      Right on! Love your post! t raised many questions as I experienced it!

      The best bit occured when I clicked on the 'Shift' vid and it didn't load. On the screen it said something like 'Video not available'! Now that makes me think there's nothing wrong with planning for the future, even if we live in the present' That's what Buddha would say.

      So I drew a little mind map titled 'Read it agin' [I did]. Major arms are headings and sub-arms are '*'s.

      TECHNOLOGY

      *present only - the technology 'future' is only based on what you have been exposed to.

      USABILITY OF THE PRESENT

      *Are we wasting our time with usability consulting? Many things are superseeded anyway... why bother - let the techos stuff it up! What usability does is get acceptance - quickly.

      *What timeframe is the technology 'Present'? It keep getting narrower

      HISTORY IS SUBJECTIVE

      * So is usability - that's why we involve users

      MY LIFE HAS CHANGED THIS WEEK - IT DOES EVERY WEEK

      * I have a renewed passion for social networking online (since about 3 says ago)

      - New reasons for being online

      - New measures of personal success (how many hits, comments...)

      - New targets

      - New knowledge

      - New friends

      WHY DO I THINK MY TASTES WILL BE MORE CLOSELY ALIGNED TO MY 8 WEEK OLD'S THAT MY PARENTS' WERE TO MINE.

      *Technology.

      Thanks for erading that little stream of consciousness. My blog is at http://usableworld.terapad.com

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