Monday, 30 December 2013
End of Year Thoughts
Looking back the extent of my ignorance of many things but especially technology was breath-taking. I thought I was going to be retired before computers became a mainstream item in schools. Instead I worked a full decade with computers before I left my career. I thought it would be like television which took about ten years before it was commonplace for every home to have one. The speed that all this has happened is what I find incredible. You have to understand that I still feel in awe of the skilled technology that enables voices to be sent through wires; I'm amazed that someone dreamed that up and it worked.
I know I am at a pre-kindergarten level with all of this stuff. Perhaps computer technology has advanced as much as it can for I keep reading that robotics is where the next major developments are going to be made. I listened to an interview with a robot on radio last week; "she" was able to answer 'thinking' questions. Imagine that!