I'm just taking it easy until I get ready to go to the party for grandson Liam's 4th birthday. About the only thing I've done is to get my suitcase out and start my packing. I have enough to wear this coming week even after packing up most of the clothes I'll take with me. I really hope I don't have to use a larger suitcase - the one I have is the medium-sized one of a set, and I'm not sure who has the other pieces. At least I have time to switch items around and try to gain more space.
In the blog written by Billy Bob this morning he wonders if the end of the world is coming as his internet has shut down, and the TV has nothing worth watching. It made me think about what might happen if something occurred to shut down the technology we have come to rely on. As I commented on BB's post, I think us older folks would miss it at first but most of us would adapt. We grew up in a world where we didn't carry around phones/cameras, and wrote letters on paper rather than on a computer. Young people would have the biggest problem because they've never known a world without hi-tech. Of course nearly all our transportation, including our cars, is controlled by computers and I wonder if we could even turn the ignition and get the vehicle out of Park.
And then there is Digital. Can anyone even explain how digital works? I know the TV, radio, and all sorts of devices are digital, but what is the controlling factor? To tell the truth I still prefer analog clocks, scales, speedometers, and many other items. It's something to think about.
It reminds me that when I was at Costco yesterday I was astounded at how nearly everyone had their phones in outstretched hands, many of them seeming to scan the merchandise they were looking at--with their iPhones. Can anyone tell me what the hell is going on with that? It is a bit disconcerting because as you go up and down the aisles you realize that everyone is looking at their phones and pushing their carts at the same time. I feel like I have to be even more alert to avoid a collision, and god help me if someone is driving a car while looking at their phone. I have no doubt that many people do that, especially if they use it as a GPS. At my age I realize how dangerous it is for me to take my eyes off the road, but now I must worry about people who aren't watching the road at all, or only now and then alternately taking a quick glance at the road and then a long glance at their phone.
I must be getting really old. I remember when my grandparents used to make comparisons between life in the 1950's, 60's and 70's with the life they grew up in. Guess it happens, to most everyone and the upcoming generations won't be any exception.
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