Thanks Ms. Gilda (Las Vegas futurist and Manila Futurists Society founder ) for this post from The New York Times, posted at our futurists' online community www.themanilafuturists.tk ...
State-of-the-art communications technology in the 21st century simply gets better and better.
During my not-so-distant youth :) , I remember my childhood friends sharing these home-made tin can "telephones" which we would stretch over our backyards, and exchange mindless inanities that our parents would roll their eyes over. We got giddy over it, excited that we have "invented" a communications device after we got tired of using our analogue phones then ( way back in the 1970s). Now it's the 21st century, and we are gung-ho over digital technology in the field of communications.
Funny that most of my childhood friends and I have now lost touch, when communications is now easier ?!?!?
Meantime, read on: http://www.nytimes. com/2009/ 02/05/technology /personaltech/ 05pogue.html? pagewanted= 1&em