“My past is my wisdom to use today. . . my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.” Gene Oliver
It seems like only yesterday, perhaps ages ago for some, when we first logged into our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or MySpace accounts, picked up our Kindle to read the latest from a favorite author, reached for our iPhone to call a friend, uploaded a video to YouTube while connecting with friends on Skype, and then blogged about it. Yes, all of those things came into existence less than ten years ago. Yet, here we are playing with a lot of inventions and tools that have become ubiquitous in a matter of a few years. Even as I checked one of my favorite sites, Wikipedia, for information on what technological wonders have shown up on our horizon in the last ten years, I noticed that Wikipedia recently celebrated their 10th anniversary.
When I was surfing the internet looking for information on this subject, I found out that the group of items below came into existence in the last ten years. What was even more telling was the list of new career paths that people can earn money from as experts. I had to pause over the green funeral director, but hey, more new careers are on the horizon too. Naturally, I’d like to see jobs for the 14+ million unemployed in the USA today, and a sense of peace and security for children and families everywhere; including my own.
ipad, iphone, Wii, text messaging, Kindle, Splenda, Wifi, ipod, hybrid & electric cars, hd tv, digg, broadband internet, Blu-ray, Facebook, skype, twitter, myspace, linkedin, Wikipedia, bloggers, social media strategists/consultants, green funeral directors, Sustainability Manager, Search Engine Optimization Specialist, Medical Biller/Coder and a lot more
One thing I know for sure is that ten years from now, the sun will continue to rise, shine and set. Other things such as climatic shifts and changes will persist, clean water will remain a pressing concern, and we will continue to deal with socioeconomic issues like world hunger, health issues, poverty, and all the other things that worry us now. Of course, new advancements in health and technology will help us manage our lives but my Utopian wish is for World Peace… In addition to World Peace, my desire is to see, ten year from now, tremendous growth in the areas of spiritual harmony, social equity, and religious tolerance. What do you expect to see? More below.