The Future is (gulp) Now!

While waiting for the crystal ball to drop last night, my family had a Back to the Future marathon. It had been some time since I watched the three Back2TheFutureclassics and I laughed my butt off – not figuratively, which is unfortunate.

In the second movie, the time machine went into the far future – the year 2015. Whoa! Wait a minute. That’s NEXT year.

When Marty McFly went back to 1955 the first time, I was 27 years old. A single working mom who could barely think past the next  weekend, let alone into the future. The year 2015 was a science fictional number to me, not a year I would likely experience myself. I did not bother to do the math, that’s how far away it seemed.

Now 2015 is around the corner. If 2014 passes as quickly as 2013 did, then we are practically there already!

So… where are the hover boards and flying cars? Houses that speak to you? The scenery channel? If the police find you passed out in an alley do they take you home? Would re-hydrated food disks taste right?  Could all this happen by next year?

Doubtful.

But I think that’s a good thing, since I’m having enough difficulty keeping up with the changes as it is.

How about YOU?  😉

This Could Be News…

Parents Strongly Urged to Introduce Computing to Toddlers

Toddler with Laptop
Miss Chloë is getting to know her purple HP laptop

Kindergarten teachers are complaining that students without any computer experience lag way behind students that began using computers in pre-school.

“One year is just not enough to prepare them for first grade”, one Kindergarten teacher explained. “It’s not just  playing games anymore.”

In Kindergarten, kids learn where to find files and software on Windows 2021. Reading is taught using computer terminology and books on the Internet.

Laptops are mandatory when students enter first grade, and they are expected to know how to use them.