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The world is getting smaller

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Today is a good day.
I woke up alive (always useful), had great coffee, worked, came home, watched GOT S08E05…
but best of all, I had a phone-call from a dear friend living in Europe.
It still amazes me, even to this day, how fast technology has jumped.
When I was little ( yea 40+ years ago lol ) , we had the old school analogue phones (manual exchange too) that bounced calls around on copper lines, and internationally via satellite.
I remember the delays on conversations that tech offered.. 
Then fibre hit, woohoo.. nice.
Then the more modern advent of the mobile phone, call quality internationally took a step backwards but caught up quickly.
Now a GSM call to an overseas friend is pretty seamless … and just now, my chat with my friend in Europe was via one of the many mobile messaging apps available nowadays…
No paying for international calls now, when it’s all via an app and the internets… though I do wonder how long before internet providers start clamping down on apps and charging for “value added” services to allow you to use a messaging app.. 😛
Still though, through all that… it’s the best feeling chatting to a dear friend on the other side of the planet… ( excluding those pesky time zone differences 😛 )

Those technology jumps though.. manual telephone exchange … to mobile apps .. black and white tv to … mobile apps.. no mobile phones too.. mobiles and their apps… life was simpler back then, it was smaller too, and less interesting, but more connected to the community immediately around us, though not so much these days. 

 

Nothing quite like seeing people in person though, but that’s not always possible… I wonder.. how will things be in 5 or 10 years time… I wonder.. 🙂
In the end though, I am always and forever grateful for the beautiful people I am blessed to have in my life, from my friends down the road, to those on the other side of the world, all around the world, everywhere… thank you, and keep exploring. ❤
Oh, don’t forget coffee and chocolate 😛
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That’s it from me, I need sleeps.
Exploring Life where
ever it may take me.

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Tales from the far-flung Faroes – BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/faroe_islands_postal_service

Finally an article this week worthy of sharing …

Sometimes, when I’m driving around this city I don’t really call home, I wonder if leaving my hometown was such a good idea. There was something I really enjoyed about growing up in a small inland town.. hills and treks to explore, adventures in the wilderness … sorta wilderness.. snowy winters when it would be 8 or 10 below zero outside and i could still go out in shorts and a tee shirt .. days spent extracting myself from the town and its people, wandering semi aimlessly in the hills and trails of some old forgotten gold mine town now nothing more than stone stumps in the dried inside grasses .. before we were over run by mobile phones or connectivity en-mass ..

Places like these, now seen in other photographers traveling blogs or NatGeo still being back to mind those beautiful peaceful memories of my childhood.

This endless consumption of our childhood souls by the ever growing ever consuming monster that has simplified yet overly complicated and controlled our lives through the advertised need and manipulation of our inherent desires to be connected yet lazy at the same time..

The digital detachment we have come to crave isolates us from the reality that your bare feet in the waters of the sea is how we came to be on this land .. by boat, float, on the back of a swimming goat… well possibly not a goat.. But still.. that would make for an interesting story.

Go out and explore.

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China Food Journey – A Very worthwhile documentry – worth watching

 

This is a very interesting and very watchable documentary about Food and China, not just food, but politics within food, and how the land is being raped for the rich.  Totally worth watching.. 

 

I don’t know who made this Doco, but it’s outstanding.

 

Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it

Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it #TED : http://on.ted.com/h0kVf

Wow.. trippy stuff!!

This is worth watching and then. . Contemplating what will come next.

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Scientists study awareness after death

http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/10592704/Scientists-study-awareness-after-death

So here’s an interesting article. ..
What do you think?  Start a discussion and lets see 🙂

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