Just finished watching episode II of Star Wars on T.V. when I had a strange thought. (Which you might have guessed by now is not that unusual!)
If you could somehow take someone from exactly one hundred years ago (1906) and plunk them down in a modern movie theatre with all the computer special effects, surround sound etc. etc. By the time they came out at the end of the movie they would probably be quite insane. I mean it would just be WAY too much for the human brain to handle all at once.
We grew up with this stuff and saw it evolve, so even though it might be impressive, it is in the normal sphere of things. But a hundred years ago, when the biggest thing was electricity, the beginning of powered flight and silent films that were unbelievably primitive, the average person off the street would see things which were totally beyond his or her comprehension.
Aftrer all it was Authur C. Clark who said ” Any civilization that is sufficiently advanced, would seem like magic to us!”
Technology is steadily accelerating and this brings us to the question; “What will the world of five hundred or a thousand years from now look like?”
(Provided we don’t blow ouselves up in the meantime, after all we have almost done that a couple of times already.)