Do you ever stop for a moment to think about how amazing it is that technology has advanced as far as it has? I mean, it wasn’t that long ago that a cell phone was something that only few were able to take advantage of. And let’s not forget the size of the original cell phones! What about laptops? They’ve become more and more affordable and at the same time smaller and more portable, while increasing performance. These days, it would be hard to imagine life without a computer in the home, but also the Wi-Fi Internet that allows us to roam around and access the Internet just about anywhere.
In this day in age, we’ve got GPS systems that help us find our way, cell phones that are practically mini-computers, cameras that instantly capture important moments in our lives, computers that connect us with people around the world, advanced video game systems, and the list goes on and on.
When I stop to think about all of the advances in technology I have witnessed in my lifetime, I can’t help but laugh when I view the video below. Comedian Louis CK appears on the Conan O’Brien show and talks about how “Everything’s Amazing, and Nobody’s Happy.”
Funny stuff, isn’t it? The problem with all of these advances in technology is that we almost expect great stuff all the time and if we don’t get it, we’re disappointed and complain. Other times, we’re surrounded by amazing things, but we don’t stop to appreciate them (e.g., the concept of flying and airplanes).
The next time you sigh because you get a dropped call on your cell phone, or you’re frustrated because there’s another Gmail outage, or (fill in the blank here), stop, take a deep breath, and be thankful that such technology even exists!