Technology is an ideal that has transformed its own meaning over the past decade. It once was considered the sole cause of death to civilization if it were to be pursued further.
Today the term has become a staple to push the latest and greatest consumer necessity that we all must have if we dare to sustain life. Life without the highly advanced tap on, tap off light could no longer go forward.
Under all this advertising creativity lays little old me, you and us. Looking back over my lustrous 39 great years riding the galloping tech gazelle, I have witnessed some fantastic achievements, technically speaking.
The automobile ranks high on the list of advancements that has stood the test of time. It has evolved in great lengths since its inception and has faced many attempts to force its demise, notoriously by rambunctious teenagers.
The term technology in today’s mindset is obviously the computer. I can recall taking a computer class in Jr. High school. We were taught the highly advanced mind puzzler known as DOS. Oh the horror.
As in the auto industry, computers have grown in the same pattern and direction. Once first exposed to the masses, we were all told the same thing. Become a master of all their workings or face a horrible fiery death. We all are saved by the super heroes known as mechanics and Geek Squad.
For me at this very pivotal nosedive into 40ology, the greatest advancement in technology that has graced my very tender eyes has to be the microwave. It has had the largest impact on today’s society, on every age bracket in the most obscure way.
It is a device that has simplified all of our lives and yet it never betrays us with untimely and expensive maintenance. We are most likely to pass it down to the next generation to bask in all its glorious majestic nukeness.
The only time a microwave has ever failed in magic creation was a father error when they first came out. I was very young and found it more entertaining than an actual failure. One metal bowl filled to the brim with water and a dozen eggs, presto. Firework magic. No matter what advancements in technology come along, nothing will replace that memory.
The microwave has and will always be the main fuel supplier for those who are college and military bound. It has fed their nobble brains while achieving greatness. Imagine what Einstein could have achieved if his time was not wasted waiting on the kettle to heat up. Microwave, empowering brains around the world, one nuke at a time.