Saturday, January 2, 2010

01-02-2010

My kids just realized that we have left "single digit years"  The were born in 0 and we just left 9 and now it is the year 10.  I explained that it is really 2010 and we have been in 4 digit years the entire time.  That did not matter, my son got sad because he will miss the "0" years.  But he might see the "0" years again.

My kids might live to see the year 2100.  They might live to be 100 years old.


What unimaginable marvels will they see.  Will they finally have flying cars like in Star Wars, or transporter devices like in Star Trek?  Will they have a really creepy robots like in Blade Runner.  The future might show up tomorrow like it does in the Terminator (I'll be back just meant so much more to me).  The big brother of Nineteen Eighty-four is already here, but he is not so bad, we call him Google.  Will we start smoking cigarettes like in Sleeper? Will have have a a corporate controlled, ultra-violent future known as Rollerball (Do we now?)   Or maybe they will only live to be 30 like in Logan's Run, or they might not want to go old; remember Soylent Green. I could go on forever, but the point of this post is that I will not.

But that is all sci-fi, nobody in 1900 could imagine what 2000 would be like.  Technical and social changes are happening faster with each year.

What wonders will there be in 2100.  It comforts me to know that my children might live to see it.  It is OK that I will not.  I don't think I will live to be 137 years old.

3 comments:

  1. It's interesting to see them sense time passing. We have such different experiences of time, depending on our age.

    I can't imagine 2100 and dare not try. I had such images of 2000 and it's not even close!

    Happy 2010, Chicken!

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  2. Yup, my kid and I were born in the 20th century. During the mid and late 1900s respectively. Weird to even write this.

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  3. As that you are into photography, I thought that you may be interested in a monthly blog posting called “5 on the fifth” where You can either take 5 random pictures of anything that happens to you on the 5th of the month(or the days leading up to it) or perhaps go for my suggested theme - which this month is Water.

    Just post your pictures on your own blog and then post a comment on MY blog (on the 5th) with your name, location and link to your site – I then update the entry so the world has your link. Remember to mention my blog on your own blog so that your visitors get to see the other contributions.

    Interested?

    Here’s a link to my blog: http://thestateofthenationuk.blogspot.com/
    and a link to the “5 on the fifth” entries: http://thestateofthenationuk.blogspot.com/search/label/5%20on%20the%20fifth

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