My Battery Lasts for Nine Months
One of the most eye-opening statements within Postman's book, Technopoly, was when he started to talk about the expressions of the old adage. He stated, "To a man with a pencil, everything looks like a list. To a man with a camera, everything looks like an image. To a man with a computer, everything looks like data. And to a man with a grade sheet, everything looks like a number." This stood out for me because ever since I started attending college, I see everything in a new perspective. For example, whenever I see objects in motion, whether it's a dirt bike jumping or someone throwing a ball, I always think of the physics involved with these actions. Whenever I see water boiling/freezing or a balloon shrinking/expanding, I always think of the chemistry behind each of these instances. This was the topic that was the most interesting to me.
Another technological advancement, that is sure to become a reality, will involve the use of electronics that rarely require the use of a cord. For example, batteries (such as the rechargeable ones in our laptops) will last for months or even years without being charged. Even lamps, televisions, stereos, and many other appliances will eventually become cordless. This will rid the problem of trying to find an outlet to operate our valuables. Using a microwave in the family van would be very beneficial to our busy lives. However, becoming dependent on these items may cause further havoc if an appliance fails and we aren’t prepared for it. What would happen if our cell phone or light dies while out on a voyage through the mountains? What would happen if you depended on a heat source that dies overnight and you wake up freezing cold?