What does the future hold?

Vickie Collins By Vickie Collins, 2nd Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A look at the new way of being that seems to be coming about in society as we change generations and new technology comes about.

a new way?

I am going to run something by you all here on Wikinut that has been talked about in media and by people "on the street". That is that we seem to be moving from a "read a book" to "watch a show on TV" paradigm. That is in the entertainment area. Meanwhile in the information sharing arena, the change is on from books, to computer systems. The change has already begin.

Why do I say that? How many of you have observed that your children or grandchildren pick up computer functions faster than you do? It might be an exaggeration of humor but I can't tell you how many times I have heard people say that their three to five year old grandchild has to teach Granny, or gramps how to get on the computer and surf. There is even a picture that has floated around the internet for some time of a child (young one at that) with his or her hand on their hands with the caption. "only Granny, I will be right there" or something to that effect.

Hyperbole for entertainment aside, it is known that children have lots less problem learning digital things than adults do. To be fair, that is true in every arena. But still, the trend seems to be the digitalization of our young.

I know for some, the exchange of information through books is being lost in the process. I have read articles where the problems, and what we ar losing are listed and lamented. I tend not to feel that way.

Because of industratization, many, including myself "lost" the ability to do farm work. I don't consider that a problem at all. I like where we are now and don't want to go backwards. On the other, I DO like where we are, and question my personal ability to move into a future that may be radically different. But that doesn't mean that the change is bad and of itself. People adapt to change, that is what we do.

So it is my assertion that we may not know what the future holds, anymore than people in the 1600's or 1800s could have predicted what we would b doing today. That does not make it bad. It's just change which none of us can stop.


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author avatar Vickie Collins
I am a gay crossdresser who writes under my non-de-plume. I have a variety of interests, science fiction, religion, psychology. I recently moved from Nashville Tn to New Orleans.

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author avatar Carol Roach
2nd Mar 2015 (#)

yes it is change, but at our age I think we saw the majors changes that will happen in our life time, the new generations will see more dramatic changes.

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