Our daily life in society seems ever changing. So then, why do we still use the phrases “same old same old” or “same shit different day”? Everything we feel and go through on a daily basis to a lot of people seems to be the same as it was years ago: war, famine, economic downfall, job loss, and a non-social society segregated by time, technology, and worst of all money.
“Same old same old” is not the case! Change is all around us 24/7 in everything we do. Society is in fact what we make of it regardless of technology and scientific advances. We have to adapt to change, embrace it, so we aren’t left feeling outmoded. It is reasonable to assume that as technology has accelerated, we can expect dramatic changes in the years and decades ahead. Most of us have come to take rapid technological improvement in the products and services we use for granted. Nevertheless, when technology has a broader impact on society and on the economy, the changes are generally much harder to accept, and there tends to be a high level of resistance and denial to these changes. To understand the future, you must know the past. What has taken us to where we are today and what changes we have adapted to along the way? The world has changed a lot in the last 150 years, but we humans are driven by the same basic needs, as we were 150 years ago, food, sleep, companionship, the feeling of being appreciated and loved. Will this change in the next 150 years? No. If you take away all the gadgets that people in some parts of the world are using for entertainment, the inventions that have affected us as people all around the world for everyday living and convenience. They are the telephone, digital radio, television, computer, the electric car and the ability to communicate through Internet. In general, the inventions for the last 150 years have been a human strive for freedom and communication, to be able to get in control of the time and world. Since there is still much to do in...
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