Why Hello There, Future

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Well, I’m having a 21st century morning. I was desperate to watch the new episode of “Community,” because, well, it’s “Community,” but the drilling is beyond enthusiastic today, which meant using the TV wasn’t going to happen. Not if I wanted to hear it.

Yep, it really is that loud. It’s fun.

I tried watching on my computer, but my computer got glitchy and slow. That wasn’t going to do it. Finally, I figured I could watch it on my phone.

Let’s just take a second to think about that. I was going to watch a television show on my phone. Yes, it’s been possible for a while, but I’ve never watched more than a short video on it. I mean, it’s a phone. Of course current smartphones are more like small tablets, but still.

So I downloaded the Yahoo! Screen app and suddenly there it was, in HD, on the thing I carry around with me in my bag. It has happened. I can watch TV literally anywhere.

Anywhere.

I can’t be sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, really. I already have a little bit of a TV problem. And when I say “little bit,” I say it in the way of all true addicts, where my little is someone else’s television coma.

It was certainly handy today, with my noise-cancelling headphones, I could push the reverberating sound away for a time while seeing what my favorite Human Beings were up to. I can’t help but think about kids, though, who don’t seem now to have a single moment to let their minds wander. To be bored. They have something to engage them every second of every day.

Will they miss out on having ideas of their own? Time to let things cook, time to wonder, time to count the telephone poles? And ask what are telephone poles because the phones they know have no wires?

I don’t know. All I know is here in 2015 I can hold the entire world in my hand, and watch it, one show at a time.

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