This is the Modern World

One of my Christmas presents was Tony Benns latest book – Letters to my grandchildren. One of the most interesting things he says in it is that today each morning he wakes up he knows less about the world than he did the night before due to the speed of technological developments.

That got me thinking about how much the world has changed in the first ten years of the 21st century. When I went to bed on January 1st 2000 I had never heard of any of the following – ipods, facebook,  blogging,  twitter. The internet was still a fairly new novelty and all my mobile phone did was send and receive phone calls and text messages.

Today I have an ipod with over 5000 songs on it – or in old money 500 lps. I can fit onto one small device that I carry in my pocket the amount of music that would have taken the best part of a cupboard to store 25 years ago. I am on facebook and to my astonishment I have 120 friends and all I need to do is type in a message and I can communicate with them whether they are next door or Australia.

This is the world we live in and who knows what further changes will take place by 2020. It’s changing the way we live, work and play and in all walks of life we must adapt to be succesful.

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