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The other big Mac
It is always interesting to look back at science fiction from a couple of years ago to see how far we have, or haven’t, come.
The flying cars are fortunately still a mere flight of fancy – commuting to work every morning proves time and time again that drivers are just not ready for it. Nor do we have teleportation devices. Not even the funky self-tying shoes from Back to the Future have come to be. Those I am really disappointed about.
Then again, neither have our robot overlords taken over yet as predicted in Terminator, so I guess things are not all bad after all.
However, in a myriad of subtle and not so subtle ways, technology has altered the way we live and play. From mobile phones that now have us connected to the Internet and social networks wherever we may be, 24/7, to the convenience of tablets like the Apple iPad for doing anything from watching movies to surfing the web, our lives have gone mobile and wireless.
It is even possible to control most of the functions of a home from a phone or tablet, even when you are not at home.
GPS units mean we never have to get lost again, unless we neglect to update our maps and attempt to drive down a road that is no longer there, while super compact cameras can record your adventures regardless of what you get up to at resolutions previously reserved for cameras that required a trolley to move around.
Everything is getting smaller, faster, and generally just more convenient, which should allow us to get more done before those robot overlords come knocking.