Sunday, January 30, 2005

The progress of time

Are we the luckiest generation? When we started out ( say about 30 years ago), television was in its infancy, there were no computers, phone services were elitist in most parts of the world and the world was deeply politicised. We kept in touch with letters and collected stamps. Today, we are at the threshold of a revolution. Everything is online, phone services are dirt cheap, computers are all over the place and world looks more and more headed to peace.
But thinking about it, our previous generation feel they are lucky. Back then cooking gas was in its infancy, mass transportation was dusty and steamy, telegraph was available for fast communication and everybody was a little more friendly.

I guess, human history has been a history of progress. Every generation is lucky in its own sense. Are we the luckiest? Time will tell!

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