Monday, April 23, 2012

I Want It All, and I Want It Now

For the A-Z Blog challenge, I will be addressing some of life's big questions. Perhaps together we can find the answers to many heretofore unsolvable mysteries.

is for Technology

First off, I'm told that if you even use the word technology in reference to modern-day gadgets and such, you've already dated yourself as an old fogey. 

My question today is this: Is technology going in the right direction? 

Shouldn't we have reached new heights by now?

Shouldn't we be beaming stuff?
I want to be able to call a restaurant and have them beam dinner right to my house.

Here it is, the year 2012, and we're still cooking over an open flame.

Isn't that what the cavemen did?
Our great technological advancement is that we've added a pan. 
Hooray for us. 

What new technological break-throughs are you waiting for?

Tomorrow's Question:
Is that English?
Also don't miss my first chapter featured on the Utah Children's Writers blog, here.


  1. What would I like? Space flight to other planets, or at least so we can do a spin up to the moon. I do like the beam up dinner idea, leaves more time for writing.

    I just call it tech. It's a word, other people can attach labels, if it makes them feel better.

    Nice T. post.

  2. What word am I supposed to use if not "technology." I've never been all that hip and groovy (see?) but I would still like to know... :)

  3. Technology terrifies me. I mean, the further we get, the closer we become to self aware machines trying to kill us (uh, my post today was about the movie The Terminator, so I may be influenced a little here). Love the convenience of it, but I feel we should more forward with caution.

  4. Yes! I so want this, too. Beam me up Scotty, for sure! I love to travel. I just hate, well, traveling. I want to be there and then come home and sleep in my own bed.

  5. I've somehow got it stuck in my head that we're headed towards some kind of Matrix future where technology is going to lead us to wiping ourselves out somehow. Not just because of movies, but it's there.

    I'd love beamed dinners, though. :D

  6. Great post and great site. Love your sense of humour! I would love to be able to "beam up" my supper!!!
    Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

  7. When I was 12, I read in some young people's book about the future that teleportation of humans wouldn't be possible till at least 2100. I accept that we don't have teleportation yet, but I always believed we'd be terraforming Mars and the Moon by now, and that we'd have the first space colonies. I suppose I shouldn't really hope for the invention of a visiphone, since we basically already have that with Skype and FaceTime, and landline phones seem to be on their way out anyway.

  8. Surely the point is that we can never know which way it's going to go until it does, because if we did, we'd know the stuff that would let it work now. Although the field of growing bio-designed materials looks like it might revolutionise everything we know in the next few years.

  9. Haha! Yes, transporter for me, please.

  10. Well now that I have that whole beaming in dinner in my head, I can't think of anything else! :)

  11. Hahahaha! I am giggling incessantly right now! That was too funny. You're right...why are we still cooking over an open flame? Actually, everything tastes better that way. As a cook, I know that much. But I do love the idea of food I've ordered beaming to me in an instant. I want it now!!

    Loved your post. I'm a new follower via the A to Z Challenge. Nice to meet you, Julie!

  12. well, I'm still waiting for them to develop the Jetson's THAT would be cool technology.
    great "T" word...

  13. I'm definitely waiting on the teleporter and house-elves. Well, that's not technology, but a house droid to help out would give me more time with my son and to write!

  14. Magnet roads with hover cars, so I can read or nap and just punch in my destination.

  15. Technolgy scares me but at the same time I wonder why we are not more advanced. Like the Terminater movies; the robots should have already taken over.