The Continuous Life

My name is Rob, and I'm impressed. It's Friday afternoon, and I'm sitting in the park under a tree dumping the contents of my head into my laptop. It's a beautiful day. People are out and about walking dogs and feeding the ducks. It's nice in the shade, with an ever so slight breeze.

It's got me thinking. Everything is fucking amazing. I'm sitting here in a park with a portable computer in my lap. I'm connected to the internet wirelessly through my telephone! The seamless transition from just sitting here enjoying the outdoors to being able to communicate with the whole world through the medium of the internet is astounding.

Now, I won't pretend like I'm one of these people who doesn't have their smartphones on them at all times, because I do. But nearly every time I need to communicate with someone hundreds of miles away, or think of a question I need answered I think to myself  "Oh wait, I've got the entire internet in my pocket!"

I'm still kinda young. I don't really remember what it was like to not have a computer in the house, or being able to connect to other computers to gather information, but that doesn't make it any less impressive.

Life is a whirlwind of new technology and discoveries making everything better, faster, more understandable, more accessible and in more remote locations. From cell phones, to the internet, to planes, trains, and automobiles. What the human race is accomplishing in this world is amazing, and I'm glad to be living in it.