We live in very fortunate times. If you were to tell your grandparents when they were young that you are going to visit South Africa from the United States or chat with your friend from Australia in real time, they would probably call an exorcist.
In the past, all the things we’re doing now were done with much, much more hardship. You may argue, ”well, sure, but as time goes by, technology progress and things get better”, yes, you’re right, but not this fast, and not this much. If you took any other time period throughout history, you wouldn’t be able to find even something that closely resembles the changes which happen today. In previous eras, things remained somewhat the same for centuries, now, twenty years make such a huge difference that you can’t even recognize it’s the same world.
Just picture yourself living twenty years ago, with the technology of that time and compare it with today. You would be amazed how much things change.
This is all due to computers. Once we invented them, things started moving exponentially faster. Every eighteen months the specs of the best computer out there get increased two-fold, which means as we progress we can only expect even greater change.
We are a species which always thinks ahead, does best with the resources it has, plans for the future and utilizes the time it has as best it can. There are things we predict or plan to do to that simply cannot be done with the technology we have, but we know that the time will come when we will be able to do them. For example, virtual reality has been a concept for quite some time, and surely, they made it work as soon as the opportunity presented itself.
If you haven’t heard about it, it’s true. The virtual reality is here, and it’s gaining more and more popularity each passing day. With it comes the new revolution in technology.
It can be spooky when you stop and think deeper about it, but that’s probably because it’s simply new to us all. Once we get the hang of it, it will most likely become the TV of the future.
If you’re completely unaware of what it is, virtual reality is a piece of equipment that goes onto your head and blocks your vision completely from the outside world, making you see only what it allows you to see. This way, you will find yourself in a completely different world just like as if you were dreaming. You will be able to go fishing from home, for example. You will be able to visit Paris, run through famous beaches, get a view from a moving airplane. It opens up millions of different possibilities. You can be whatever you want, wherever you want.
Though technology surely is a step forward, in some aspects it can also be a step backward. If you do not restrict yourself and use it twelve hours a day, it really has a potential of ruining your life.