One day recently we decided that we cannot live another day unless we have a smart phone, when a dozen years earlier this need would have dumbfounded us. Now we get angry if the network is slow, but before, when we were innocent, we had no thoughts of the network at all. Now we crave the instant connection of friends, whereas before we were content with weekly, or daily, connections. But we keep inventing new things that make new desires, new longings, new wants, new holes that must be filled.
In those neanderthal days of dial-up and cellphones the size of military walkie-talkies, I recall a moment, just before IE5 was released. I was in my study watching a network TV newscast in a popup box on my Packard-Bell Win95 computer. I had an epiphany. I saw where such technology would take us.
Not just take us. Overtake us. That time is here and now, and the above article proves it!