Advancements [then and now]

Taken by my friend, Ray, who recently became the father of a precious baby girl:

90s vs Today - by Ray J

This neat picture reminded me of something Arthur C. Clarke predicted in the early 1970s:

Arthur C. Clarke accurately predicts the future of computers and of the Internet in a video that dates back to 1974. The man truly was a visionary.

Pretty amazing how far and how fast technology has advanced, and yet, never in the history of humanity has there been such a divide in awareness of modern advancements. You could take a simple sheet of paper and a pen to a remote village in the Amazon or Papua New Guinea and no one there will even know how to use it; one can only imagine what life will be like in the coming decades (please be cyborgs please be cyborgs)

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There may be side-effects to technological integration, but I figure if more people are connected to their devices, as docile as people may become, wouldn’t this make them less prone to outbursts of violence and achieving genuine coolness. I can see value in idiocy, I mean, doesn’t that one guy and the cameraman seem less stupid to you?

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Life and our capacity to interact with it will always be in our hands (metaphorically speaking of course; someone without hands for instance doesn’t need them to take control of their life. You know what I’m saying? I’ll shush now)

Banksy - bpdp

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~ by Fionnlagh on October 18, 2014.

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