Saturday, May 22, 2010

I'm Sitting in a Chair in the Sky

I am currently blogging while 36,965 feet in the air on a red-eye flight from LA to Boston. How do I know my exact altitude? My trusty RED in-flight interactive entertainment system tells me so. I’m also catching up on episodes of LOST on, thanks to WiFI from GoGo Inflight Internet. When I touch down, I’ll text a few people to let them know I arrived safely, then use my mobile phone to send a Tweet that will also update my Facebook status.

The world has truly become an amazingly connected and advanced network of personal relationships and technical devices. It’s awe-inspiring, especially when I consider all the changes that have happened during my lifetime.

Then again, is the feeling of wonder that I experienced when introduced to the iPad any different than the wonder I felt when my dad introduced me to the Commodore 64? Or when I was introduced to email in 1992? Every technological breakthrough is a game changer, no matter how awesome the world was before it came along. The advancements will never end. The innovation continues because our imaginations are endless.

So if you're feeling overwhelmed by our increasingly complex society, my advice is to get over it, because it’s only going to get worse. Find a way to go with the flow while maintaining a healthy sense of humor. You’ll be much happier.

Louis CK says it best:

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