I’m as bad as anybody else about complaining about how it seems like everyone is either talking or texting, that none of us communicate in person like we used to, that it’s a big time waster, yadda yadda yadda. But perish the thought that I might have to ever go an hour without my smartphone!
It’s not too big an exaggeration to say that the smartphone you and I are carrying around is really nothing short of a miracle when you stop and think about all the ways it has enriched, or has the potential to enrich our lives in the form of convenience, savings, information connectivity… the list goes on and on.
Just think about how remarkable it is that such power, which didn’t even exist a couple of decades ago, not only exists today, but is affordable. Just about anyone who wants to can personally own more computing power than the richest and most powerful among us could even access not too long ago.
Technology author Aurthur C. Clarke once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Next time you use your smartphone for something, think about how you would have accomplished that task before the advent of the smartphone, if it was something you could do at all, and you may find that it is indeed magic!