Reservations made at a travel agency
Reading a book on the plane
Finding places on a map
Using a payphone
Reservations made online
Inflight entertainment devices
Finding places using a GPS system
Using a cell/smart phone
Ok, so my Then/Now list might seem pretty lame, but for those that are in love with the digital age, these items have been a "god send". As for me, call it being old fashioned, but I think that being "digital" has caused some detriment as well. Consider this:
- Airport Security essentially didn't exist when I was younger. Now, because of advances in technology (digital or otherwise), terrorism has increased and slowed down travel (e.g. multi-layered airport security, etc.).
- With advances in the cellphone industry, simple use phones have now turned into smartphones which many people have become so addicted to they can't seem to shut them off. When was the last time you connected with someone for real instead of LOL'ing?
With advances in technology comes great responsibility. (Wait! Is that the right line?!?!) Let's face it, these technological advances have affected just more than travel. It's how we use these advances that will determine their positive or negative impact on each of us.
Wishing you moments of technological fun!
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