Thursday, 3 May 2012

Day 123 - Futuristic

This word gave me a lot of food for thought... again, the obvious interpretation went straight to electronics and how those have changed our lives over the last 20 or 30 years. Thinking back to the first computer language i learnt (Pascal for any other retros out there) and the size of the main computer in our uni, and then looking at my tablet pc, laptop, iphones, ipods, the kids gizmos and gadgets, it boggles my mind how we now take for granted to have a library of books, a telephone directory on the go, an entire map collection for wherever we are, more music than anyone could listen to in an enitire year in our pockets at all times. I caught one of the very early episodes of Star Trek (remember the original one.. with Captain T Kirk, Mr Spock and Dr McCoy??) and i nearly fell about laughing when they whipped out their "communicators", which looked suspiciously like an early 1990s flip phone :D ... now if only we could find a way to "beam" people and maybe have a replicator or two in every kitchen, my life will be made! For my word today i snapped a pic of dh's new motherboard, well obviously its not FOR dh, but his pc, as that looked pretty futuristic! To think that this small bit of plastic with some soldering on will be the brain and central nervous system for something that can calculate the most complex equation, let us instantly communicate with someone on the other side of the world and do a million other things is just amazing.