I can still remember when I woke up Christmas morning of my eighth grade year and my brother and I both got the Nokia “Brick” cell phone from Santa. (My brother is older and it was easier and cheaper for my parents to just get me one too :)) I was so excited, but to be honest I had no need for a cell phone. It wasn’t until I started driving that I appreciated having a phone and I honestly do not think kids these days should have cell phones unless it is a certain circumstance.
With that being said, I am nervous to see where technology will be by the time I am 80. I can’t fathom what could happen in the next 58 years. It makes me think of all of the futuristic movies where we buy things with the scan of our eyes and cars drive for us. While it all seems nice, I consider myself to be somewhat old fashioned. I would much rather be in the company of another human being than talk to them via social media, or even over the phone. I like to drive my car the speed I want to and I even like black and white pictures.
I’m not sure if some things will remain the same, but I hope they do. I think old pictures are cool, and I think cell phones should not do half of the things they can because then what is the use for a computer or a camera? I hope things progress, but not to the extent of forgetting where these original ideas came from or I guess the “vintage” forms of things.