Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Sci Fi World

I watch a lot of TV. There's something I notice. It's so prevalent that I think we've become inured to its presence. We all have one, and now every show uses them incessantly.

The cell phone.

With the advent of smart phones and tablets, the stuff that characters on contemporary procedurals do rivals some of the gee-whiz geekery on sci fi shows of a different era. What would they make of it all?

Well, since it wasn't that long ago, we can call them up on their cell phones, text them, tweet them, or just post the question on Facebook.

Have you ever thought that we're living in a science fiction world? The things we can do now. The technology that we have access to. Access and information that at one time would have been hard to find is now at our fingertips.

I like to sit back and marvel at what's now possible. Am I the only one?

2 comments:

  1. I guess sci-fi is all relative, huh? Even when I grew up there were no cell phones and the internet wasn't something everyone could access (or even know what it was). Every day the world gets a little more sci-fi-y.

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  2. Mike Daisy referred to Shenzhen, China as a place that looked like what you would imagine if Bladerunner threw up on itself.

    Yes, we are living in a sci-fi world.

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