With Technology in hyper warp speed. The time saving apps you downloaded yesterday could be obsolete at the end of the month.
A generation has abandoned print, landline phones and conventional PC’S.
When the Loma Prieta quake stuck The San Francisco Bay Area in 1989. Thousands weren’t able to communicate with others due to fallen cell towers. Meanwhile, my old skol landline never failed. It worked seconds after the quake. For Three weeks ,we were without power, but my nine dollar Walgreen’s phone (which didn’t require batteries) worked without fail.
Today, a part of our brain, no longer remembers phone numbers or multiple addresses.
More and more of us rely on our phones for our entertainment,social needs, directions and information. Every 20 hours or so, we are charging our devices.
At Airports, Bus and Train station there are some people boldly unplugging someone phone to charge their own devices.
With such dependency on a the lithium battery, what happens when you cant charge your phone?
If your of a certain age, its conceivable.
These people, haven’t experienced a major blackout, a natural disaster or live in a country with an fragile power grid.
There are people of the certain age who would have a complete breakdown/meltdown if they were unable to charge their cellphone or tablet. With most people owning cell phones., this group wouldn’t be able to call anyone via a landline phone. If there were shelters many couldn’t locate the shelter without their phone.
Unable to access an app, many wouldn’t know how to get anywhere, call anyone, or change a tire.
The world as they knew it has come to an end, and they will sit on the ground staring at a blank screen hoping for a bar.
Now if you were fortunate to travel with a baby boomer or with your Grandparents
Your “Super GrandParents will get you through nearly any storm.
Many of these superheros still have small phone books filled with numbers and important notes.
Instead of staring at Maps on the cell phones , they looked at buildings, hills and other landmarks. “Turn right at the White House with a Garden out front and stay on that road until you see a Church, then turn left” Having spent a minute on the planet, they know if you go into town where the business are, your likely to come upon a fire station. Grandpa may have a nap in his glovebox. They are more likely to know where the nearest shelter is. And your grandma is likely to have seen her dad or her brother change a tire.
The new technology is fantastic. (I don’t want or trust Alexa-I think the bitch will blab). I can still turn on a light, oven or finding located a tune.
However, new isn’t always tried and true. I rely on technology . However, I still have a landline. I cant remember phone numbers and addresses anymore. However, I still have a Dollar Tree Address/Telephone book. I print my boarding pass, after my phone died and I missed my flight. When I arrive to a new city, I instinctively look at buildings, bridges and other landmarks in addition to my GPS.
While a lot of Baby Boomers embrace the new technology, we don’t rely on them as their children do. So we take longer to text, struggle with apps, pictures, calculators, volume and nearly every things else. So you may have to show us how to do something for the umpteenth time. You might just want them around when your unable to use your phone.