We all need to get used to the way technology is moving, end of story…well its actually not the end, there is so more to come.
On Thursday I did one of those things that only professional commuters do, ran for the train in the last minute before it left, actually I felt really cool, as soon as I got on and closed the door, the train started moving!
Anyway! I decided for once to use my seat reservation and sat down after a long walk down the train, while getting myself comfortable I noticed something shining in my face, it turned out to be an LCD touch screen mounted to the back of the seat in front of me.
At first I was slightly annoyed that this bright screen was showing clips of comedy shows I could watch if I used myphone to pay £1.50 or £3.50, but after thinking about, this is the way that technology is moving.
While I’m sitting in a café, I could not only drink my tea, coffee decaf coffee with one hand, but also with my other, use my smartphone to find the nearest McDonalds with a single press of a button, send a picture, video or song via email to anyone in the world, I can even watch TV.
When you’re out on a romantic walk you can use your smartphone to look up at the constellations buy lifting your phone up in the air to see through the screen as if it’s a microscope.
On the train I heard someone complain about the screen because he couldn’t turn it off, the ticket collector told him that he could move to another carriage which didn’t have the screens, he still moaned, but I thought;
This is the way the world is going.
Who would have thought that 10 years ago we could hold what could only be described as a flat monitor which you can use by touching the screen, typing on the glass onto a virtual keyboard and connect to the internet without the need of wires.
What will be next?
I used to love looking at retro technology pictures, mainly because I’m the biggest geek I know! (Well not in size, I’m not obese or anything just in quality)
“George has just upgraded his Motorola DynaTac 8000 for the new HTC Evo”^
I actually just to have one of these!^
Oh and my personal favourite: a usb drive that holds 256GB, guess how much?