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 🙂

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. khilson
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 03:47:57

    I mentioned my “brick” Nokia too! I used to love playing snake on that phone! But it is so crazy has fast technology has changed and I am almost scared to see what else could be added!

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  2. ggonzalez33
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 04:48:17

    I totally rememember those lousy screens! I also remember that SNAKE was favorite game to play! Ha

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  3. amandakep
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 06:18:18

    I can’t really talk about the “brick” from my personal ownership. Although before I got my own cell phone I would mess around on my mom’s and play those fantastic games! I definitely agree with you that technology, even as easy as it makes things now, is going to keep progressing and making simple tasks completely effortless.

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  4. Yasmine Horton
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 08:43:54

    My email account was with MSN’s hotmail which I’m pretty sure no one uses anymore. I thought I was so cool chatting people up via email. Since then I’ve created more adult email accounts because the name I had for my MSN should never be repeated or typed for that matter haha.

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  6. kaylamcglashan
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 00:30:47

    I talked about how big cell phones were too. I agree, I have no idea what the technology is going to be like 50 years from now. Things change so rapidly, and there is a definite change just in the past couple years. We have gone from 2g to 3g to 4g. I can only imagine 50 years.

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  7. ashleycrand
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 05:32:40

    Cell phones used to be so huge! My iPhone is definitely a lot cooler than my old Nokia.

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  8. winiwe
    Jul 02, 2011 @ 03:59:20

    I def. think voice activation will become more common. It already happens a lot now in government and military. We even already have it on our phones for a lot of things, but I think it will at some point be perfected and mass produced. 🙂

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