Sunday, December 11, 2011


Time travelling doggie
Hello Everyone. Autumn the Puppy here.
Have you ever thought about your life?
Or your children's lives?
Or the lives your children's children might have in the future?
I'll try not to get too metaphysical with everyone, but my point here is that we have a lot of stuff today that we didn't have before, and future generations will probably look back upon today and wonder "How did they ever manage to live like that?"
In ancient history, the only way to listen to music was to attend a live performance at a recital, barn dance, etc.
Since the 1900s we have radio, but a lot of people today have no idea what a long playing record or even vinyl is! Come tomorrow, compact discs and MP3 players might be ancient artifacts, compared to whatever the new media is then.

"I fixed your mouse problem."
Computers, as we know them today, were practically nonexistent before the 1980s.
We had things like typewriters, let alone more primitive tools like pen and paper.
Can today's children even compose a letter without using a keyboard?
Do they even know how to send it without the Internet?
Granted, postal service isn't what it used to be, but still...

And what about books?
Will kids a generation or two from now even know what all those funny looking things with the pages inside them are?
Or will it all be e-readers and a library nothing more than a room with a computer in it storing everything in memory?

Don't get me wrong. I am not knocking technology. I am as much a dog of today as any other canine. I love being inside on a cold winter's day with the heat on; or in on a hot summer day with the air conditioner running.

But I do worry about what happens when the electrical service gets interrupted.
For today's society, everything seems to ground to a halt when the power is out.
Will future societies still have manual can openers, let alone know how to use them?
Pets and people will still need to be feed, and not every can comes with a pull tab.

What prompted this column is the image below. I found it on Facebook yesterday and have no idea who to accredit it to, but I think it sums up my point rather well, don't you?

In any event, have a great week, and please be back here next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!-AtP.

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