Swept away with never-ending changes in technology

THE changes we have seen over the past 50 years or so has been phenomenal.

Never have so many new things - things that we never knew we needed or would rely upon - been created.

It was the early 1960s when we first saw television sets - with murky black and white images - arriving in the homes of the more affluent.

It was a major change to be able to see as well as hear.

And of course the radio was expected to become a thing of the past - we just wouldn't need one any more.

And now we have another technology taking over from the television set, as more and more of us would much rather spend time on our iPads, smart phones and laptops to keep up with events of the day and be entertained.

When will it all stop?

Nobody really knows, and in fact the chances are that this rate of change will never stop.

We will continually find we are using devices we never realised would exist, but some clever person has thought of them, and so the paradigm will shift once again.



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