Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Historic Implications

Once upon a time . . .

the world was flat

the sun revolved around this flat world

a pound of gold fell to the ground much faster than a pound of feathers

doctors drew out our blood to cure our illnesses

Marco!

Gutenberg

the inquisition

Polo!

Henry VIII

Thomas Edison

William and Orville Wright

Alexander Graham Bell

NASA

windows

Kindle

iPad

what's next?

24 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

I'm almost scared to find out and curious to know at the same time.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Jennifer Shirk said...

I know! It's scary and exciting to think about!

arlee bird said...

I hope time travel to the past will come in my lifetime.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Carol Kilgore said...

Mason - I think it's fun to think about.

Jennifer - Probably something built on an existing item, yet different and beyond it.

Arlee - Oh, wouldn't that be exciting! We could visit our ancestors and find out who their parents and grandparents were. Can you tell I started working on my family tree - LOL

Angela said...

You do your family tree? That is so exciting for every American, I think! And if you look at the emigration lists at Bremerhaven or Hamburg, you can retrace many of the German or Polish names. I read that David Hasselhoff just found his great-grandmother Meta Hasselhoff (meaning hazeltree farm) who came from near Bremen. Can I help you somehow? Are there German ancestors in your family?

Clarissa Draper said...

Oh, man, you really got me thinking! I have no idea what's next. I just hope I don't have to live through another hurricane too soon.

CD

Carol Kilgore said...

Angela - I do have German ancestry. About half of me :) The first ones I know arrived at Charleston in 1752 aboard the Cunliss from Wurttemberg. I know dad/kids but not mom's name. I don't know from what port. Another from Alsace-Lorraine. Another via England. Still more, but I'd have to look them up.

Clarissa - Me either. I totally agree about the hurricane.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

I loved this! Look how far we've come and how limitless is our future. I'm still hoping for my flying car and personal jet pack.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Holodecks would be great! Or teleportation. No more driving to work...

Carol Kilgore said...

Elspeth - I wonder if there are things we believe are irrefutable . . . like the earth is flat, end of discussion . . . that will be proven false in the future? I want to be Carol Jetson :)

Alex - I'd like a holodeck, too! Not so sure about teleportation . . . I'm a bit of a klutz. I might leave parts of me strung around all over the place. Someone could say, "Have you lost your mind?" And I could answer, "Maybe a little bit."

Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

“The Macroverse” you decide what that is.

Lydia Kang said...

Once there was something called records and they played music. Once phones were not mobile.
Once, a carton of milk at school costed five cents.

What's next? I'm still waiting for teleporting. Traveling is a pain sometimes.

Carol Kilgore said...

Holly - The Macroverse is probably already here.

Lydia - Here to there ... half a second. As long as the settings are correct.

Cassandra Jade said...

Computers that respond to telepathy. That was I can sit in front of the screen with my eyes shut and not move for hours and claim I'm working. Though I would hate to edit the result. The number of stray thoughts scattered through the writing would be horrendous.

Carol Kilgore said...

Or how about the computer can distinguish our thoughts from anyone else's, and can do so from a distance. We can write while we're shopping or walking or on a picnic.

Talli Roland said...

Love this! I think we're living in such exciting times, particularly for publishing!

Carol Kilgore said...

It's almost a whole new world every day.

Aubrie said...

Wow, this post is very deep and makes me want to come up with a very deep reply....but my mind is drawing blank. *sigh*

Lola Sharp said...

I love the way you poetically posted this...and I'm wanting the flying 'car' all Jetson-style.

And to live healthier, longer, looking younger.

And cures for cancer etc.

Carol Kilgore said...

Aubrie - Cool. Now I don't have to think either :)

Lola - There are so many possibilities.

Kathy McIntosh said...

It is so exciting, and new inventions are occurring in compressed time...faster and faster. I'm waiting for a jetpack, too, or a personal helicopter (or do those already exist?)
I think your post was a poem...at least it was poetic and fun.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

What a great way to present a great question. Whatever is next is well beyond my imagination, but I can't wait to find out.

Carol Kilgore said...

Kathy - Thanks, Kathy. I agree about the 'faster and faster' for sure.

Jane - Same here!

Helen Ginger said...

transporters