Today marks the 25th year of the creation of the World Wide Web, created on March 12th, 1989 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Today on the Diane Rehm show NPR, the guests reflected on our global society and how cultures experience the immersion of life on the web in their daily activities. “The World Wide Web turns 25 today. In a little over two decades, the Web has revolutionized the way we communicate, do business, access entertainment and share information. To mark the occasion, we look to the future, when experts say the Internet will become like electricity, permeating our lives and raising questions about privacy, security and even the nature of reality.” (TheDianeRehmShow.org)
Everything today seems to be going retro - home and clothing designs have been mimicing the 1950s, 60s and 70s for about a decade already! But back in the day (not that I would remember those days), the future was all the rage. Everyone from Walt Disney to Stanley Kubrick tried to predict what our lives would be like and how our work and homes would adapt to the many technology advances taking place.
Gourmet chefs can remotely control their high-tech oven with an Android app built into the unit.
Our world has changed so fast that just keeping up with our own lives has become a job in and of itself! Sure lots of the changes have made our lives easier, more efficient or more relevant... but we're all on overload - information overload as well as over-packed schedules.