I’m actually on vacation with my family but since I constantly have little reminders about topics to write about but do not get around to, I figured I would do this now on my little ipad no matter how shoddily it is formatted.
Technology has made our lives so much better. The future looks bright. We’re not moving toward the physically feeble people depicted in Wall-E. Technology is moving us toward a healthier, more enlightened future where people can focus energies and resources on better and better things. I’m so grateful to be alive today. When I go into work every day I bring a small messenger bag that carries an 11” MacAir and a tablet. When I was in high school, I had to lug a giant backpack around wearing a jumper made of intolerably heavy cloth in the hot Spring. That improvement occurred within a short time span. Soon it won’t even have to be a personal computer AND a tablet. The PC/tablet (pablets) like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 are getting better and better.
The other day I was thinking about how I sometimes wish I had a bigger laptop so I could watch shows on it (like my favorite: KBS’s The Return of Superman reality show about Korean dads raising their kids). Then I thought, ‘No, not a TV, a smart TV that talks to the internet…but no. Even those have unnecessary limitations. A big computer screen would be best.’ Those are prohibitively expensive. HOWEVER:
PROJECTOR technology has gotten better and better. It’s all of the utility of an ultra portable personal computer like an 11” MacAir with a bigger screen when necessary without the hassle of lugging an enormous traditional television around. There are kinks and variables to consider with projectors versus traditional TVs (throw distance, ambient lighting, sound) but all in all, it is a very feasible option for people nowadays. With streaming services and powerful portable speakers like Jawbone’s Jambox, these projectors are very good alternatives to the traditional bulky home theaters of the past.