In 1960, I was a young teenager, with a black and white tv at home, no microwave, and no dream of ever owning a computer. Most people grew up, went to school, found a job and worked at the same job for the rest of their working lives, retired and that was it.
In 2010, as a senior citizen, I look ahead and behind with awe and wonder. Our son gifted me with a huge LCD monitor for Christmas. My mouse and keyboard are now wireless.
I can’t help but wonder what my parents would think as I work in my home, communicate with friends around the globe, and view a screen far more wonderful than that little black and white tv in 1960.
As I discussed this with our son, I was struck by the wonder of what our grandchildren would be looking at in 2050. I simply cannot imagine the technological advances that will occur in the next decades. Will they laugh at my computer system in 2010? Probably.
Life is indeed a wonder!