I came across a fascinating list of things that the next generation will never experience thanks to the development of technology. It includes:
1. Taking a typing class.
2. Paying bills by writing countless checks.
3. Buying an expensive set of encyclopedias
4. Using a pay phone or racking up a big “long distance” bill
5. Having to pay someone else to develop photographs
6. Driving to the store to rent a movie
7. Buying / storing music, movies, or games on physical media
8. Having to endlessly search to find unique content
9. Sending letters
10. Being without the Internet & instant, ubiquitous connectivity
I remember a couple of years ago, walking through Target, when my 3 year old daughter stopped in front of the vintage toys section. There was a rotary style phone sitting there, and she picked it up, examined it, played with the cord, and then asked, “Is this a phone?” And then giggled with glee like she had just found the blueprints for the first wheel.
For today’s question, think about the list above. Think about how things have changed in the last decade.
“What is one thing your children will never do or use thanks to technology?”