Friday, December 27, 2013

Walter Cronkite's View of the 21st Century

I don't know if you realize it, I barely did, but we are fourteen years deep into the 21st Century.  At no time in my life have I felt like I lived in the future, but really at every point I in fact have.  Born in 1967 I am indubitably post-modern.

Especially from the Eighties on, I could've stopped, taken a breath, and looked around and said "this is science fiction I'm living in!"  First supersonic flight.  Remote controls.  Microwaves.  Power windows, power mirrors, and power antennas.  VCRs.  Then 24 hour news, 24 hour sports, 24 hour new wave music videos.  Desktop computers with the capacity to store half the information of the Encyclopedia Brittanica.  And it progressed from there.  Cellphones.  Laptops.  GPS.  Clones.  A black president (finally)!

But look at the view from the year I was born.  It all seems so quaint.


M.Lane said...

Good thought and I'm glad to see you posting again.

The really weird thing is that in 45 yrs TODAY will look this quaint...

Happy New Year!!


Pillar Of Autumn said...

Cronkite was a daily viewing in my household growing up. The most trusted man in America.
Then we find out in his later years that he's an unabashed socialist and an outspoken advocate for a one-world government. Sad to think of now.......