Earlier this evening, as I was reading and commenting on posts I was thinking how amazing blogging is.
It is just extraordinary how we can connect with people that we do not know personally, people that most likely lead lives completely different from ours. Yet there are values, ideas, desires that connect us to others across generations, backgrounds and oceans.
This of course is only possible due to the incredible developments in computing and the huge number of social sites that have sprung up in the last few years. Yesterday I was on a site that allowed me to share its content with more than 300 other sites!
While thinking about this I remembered something I heard on the radio as I was driving home. It was a classic music station and the presenter was featuring an album with a new recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. He was wondering if Beethoven’s is good driving music and said that for fun, he had put a photo on Facebook showing how Beethoven would have looked like driving.
As I visualized Beethoven driving in front of me, I mused that a couple of hundred years ago people could not conceive what our transportation looks like today. We can go where and when we want in our own vehicle – how fantastic would that have seemed then!
This got me thinking about all the things that could not have been imagined in the past which are part of our daily lives now. It then also dawned on me that in a few hundred years time someone will be thinking the same about us. No matter how far we have moved from our humble beginnings I can only speculate that there are still unimaginable things to come!