We have come a long way ………. Or have we ? Makes you wonder sometimes when you see the way things are in the world today , even in the last 20 years so much has changed , science has has gone ahead in leaps and bounds and electronics now are out of this world literally , men on the moon probes on Mars , probes even further out it is truly amazing what man has achieved . Medicine and research has also gone ahead with amazing strides , these days so many diseases have been all but eradicated due to immunisation , surgery has also changed millions of lives for people born with problems or who have problems as results of accidents or some other reason. There is hardly anything man cannot do in the field of medicine or science or surgery , people who would have died a few years ago now can live a full and hopefully happy life as a result of all this science.
Look back also to where all this technology really began , when they first really started messing with phones, TV’s, computers , things were relatively simple then and did a reasonable job . Now though look at the Tv how much have they changed ? Also video players/recorders now you can program them to start recording up to a month ahead of when a program is going to be on , also now if you have forgotten to record something no worries , get your nice new smart phone out , go to the ap and set the video to record from wherever you are easy job done. The phone now is not just the simple thing it used to be , now there are so many aps on these things you can do your shopping , your banking, set your video to record , tweet , faceache , e mail, there are way more aps than that but you get the idea , gone is the simple phone. The once easy and simple phone used just to keep in touch has evolved into a real piece of scientific genius no longer so simple , you almost need to be a scientist yourself to use it .
Medicine is another thing that has come ahead in leaps and bounds , now people no longer die from a lot of diseases because they can now have immunisation against the worst of them and this has saved countless lives. People who once would have died either from burns, car accidents, birth defects , or something ,through the skill of the medical profession now have a much better chance at living a good life . Seems there is not a lot these days that we need worry too much about as all these sciences have and still are going ahead all the time and finding new ways to improve our lives , sometimes for the better sometimes not guess we will find out eventually .
Then look at travel how long did it used to take to go from just say 1 side of a country to another in Australia it could take days to cross it at the widest part , now I can fly from here to the other side in just a few hours even with a stop or 2 on the way it takes almost no time. Going from 1 side of the world to the other used to also take many days even weeks now at most you can fly from Australia to London in at the longest 26 hours , and that also with 1 or 2 breaks along the way so you can get off and stretch your legs and still get there in what seems like no time at all . Trains also have been upgraded to the point now you can even have driverless trains , not too sure I like those but it’s the way of it now . Also these new trains have halved the time it takes to go from 1 place to another , now they seem almost to fly , just look at the new super trains amazing things , again not too sure I would want to ride on 1 .
So what else has ” improved ” ? Banking for 1 thing you used to have to go physically to the bank to put money in or take it out or pay bills , now no need for that as no matter where you are as long as you have your nice smart phone you can do all of your banking on the move , need never have to actually go into the bank at all . You can pay all your bills , transfer money from account to account all on the phone , or if your at home you can do it online same thing all so easy no need to even get out of bed if you don’t want to . Let’s face it who doesn’t like to stay in bed or at home if they can instead of having to get up , get dressed and head off to the bank just to get things done.
So all these changes , we have come a very long way , in all these things and many more I can think of , but , and to me this is a big but, has it made us any better ? Are we better people for it ? Has it made us more forgiving, more helpful , more human ? In some cases yes but in all too many cases no it hasn’t it has just made people more greedy more selfish as they see that more and more they are ” self ” sufficient and do not need other people so they just cling to the technology and people get left behind . All this new technology should be able to be used to do more good for others instead too much of it is used against others as more and more is used to fight wars , so it is a double edged sword really , it is up to us how and when we use it but we really need to look at how we intend to use it and think long and hard before we do . Let us hope that the people with their fingers on all the wrong buttons do not use them for the wrong reasons , but that I am very much afraid will not happen , seems the world is imploding on itself and we seem not to be able to stop it sadly.
Give a man a gun he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob everybody..
Having just read the blog (on my smartphone) I though I’d comment (from my smartphone) LOL