|Forum topic by Hinge||posted 12-19-2013 06:06 AM||845 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
12-19-2013 06:06 AM
I can’t remember the last time (except for sports) that I needed to watch TV. I have an Android tablet with HBO, Showtime, Netflix and Youtube apps proudly on the home screen. I have the Kindle app installed and get all my news using the Taptu app. My email and weather are a tap away. I can locate any town or city in the world and get directions on how to get there. I can surf the web and my camera is not but a tap away. All the pictures I take are stored on my tablet and automatically uploaded to Google+ for safe keeping. I can take a picture and seconds later my daughter in Houston Texas can see it. I use my tablet to make phone calls, not just video calls to another computer but plain old phone calls thanks to Google Voice. I can go into my contacts app, tap a phone number and get connected.
I am 66 years old and never dreamed or could even conceive that I would one day be using this little 10 inch tablet to accomplish most of everything in my everyday life…including receiving an email bill and paying it without getting out of my chair. If for some strange reason I receive a check from someone I can also deposit the check from the same chair. When I was a kid the Dick Tracy watch was science fiction. Now look where we are? To me this is beyond amazing. I’m happy that my age group just happened to slide into this age, although I do have some friends that are not very technically competent. The fact that I can do all of this also allows me to keep up with my grandkids. I play chess realtime with my grandson and saw what my granddaughters xray of her broken toe looked like just minutes after the xray was taken.
If this is not amazing then I don’t know what is. I would love to be around in a hundred years to see where we are then.
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