Technology in 50 years?

Wow.  It’s hard to imagine what “they” could possibly come out with next, but I’m sure it’ll happen.  Ten years ago, I had my first AOL e-mail account and patiently waited on dial-up internet–and then got mad when someone picked up the home phone because it would disconnect my session.  I feel like a dinosaur thinking of dial-up now as I type this on my MacBook using super-fast wireless internet.  I definitely love the change though. 🙂

I got my first cell phone at 16, and believe me, it was nothing like phones are today!  It was a Nokia “brick” and was not in color.  (You know, the old digital green screens with black writing?)

I was so excited to have that phone, and I never imagined I’d have anything like I do now.  My Droid EVO has 4G and about a million other things, and once again, I can’t imagine WHAT could be added to make it better, but I’m sure it’ll happen.

In 50 years when I’m in my 70s, I have no IDEA what technology will be like.  I’m sure we’ll become a lot more digital, with touch screens through our homes, cars that essentially drive themselves, and oh-so-many more “futuristic” inventions.  The few things we still do manually– (ie lock up the house, turn on the tv, park our cars, etc.) I think will change in the next 50 years.  I think a lot more things will be motion detected or voice activated, though who knows?  We have come so far in the past DECADE, I can’t imagine what life will be like in another half century.

I wonder if everything on the internet will still be saved, (or if the internet (as we know it) will still exist?) and some sixteen-year-old 50 years from now will find this post and laugh at me?  Or maybe I can read my old blogs posts in 50 years and laugh at myself 🙂