It’s not like it’s magic or anything

Every so often I have to sit back and reflect on how amazing the world is because of all the technological advances computing has brought, to recharge my batteries and convince myself what I do is worthwhile.

I can sit on my sofa with a video on my desktop which has travelled thousands of miles, including through space, talking to one of my best friends whilst they sit at a desk in Tokyo. I can walk down the street talking to my parents who are a hundred miles away like it’s the most natural thing in the world. Indeed, I can be directed through a city I’ve never visited before as if I’m a native who’s lived there all my life and knows all the shortcuts, all through a small hand-held box.

There’s a fantastic video I return to which explains this more lucidly, Everything’s amazing, nobody’s happy.

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