Just a few decades ago, the developments we are seeing in technology would have been unthinkable. In just a few short decades we’ve gone from a society that relies on pencils, ink and paper to one that is able to use advanced technology (utilitizing anything from lasers to polished sapphire substrates as mechanisms for conducting heat and energy) to enable high-speed international communications and incredibly advanced medical technology. It’s all quite breathtaking, but such is the era we live in.

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Early Developments That Led To a Revolution

From our modern vantage point, it’s easy now to look back and see what the major milestones have been in the advancement of technology. Thomas Edison was able to harness electrical energy through a filament that lit up a bulb, thus introducing indoor lighting. Alexander Graham Bell developed the first telephone, and inventors like Marconi introduced the radio, which brought entertainment to the masses. All of these inventions changed the way people lived and communicated, and by the time Bill Gates and Steve Jobs revolutionized personal computers, the technological revolution was in full swing.

It’s funny now to look back just a few years ago and see how we depended on objects like DVDs and CDs for sharing information and entertainment. Those these objects aren’t old, the reality is that right now they are becoming obsolete. Yet to add to the irony, a longing for the days before the technological revolution has brought back interest in vinyl records as a form of entertainment. The fact is that no matter how much our society evolves, the “old days” of hand held objects and slow moving communications will still hold a special allure. While we’ve come a long way fast, deep down a lot of us want to make sure we don’t go too far at too fast a speed.