We are living in exciting times and all eyes are on the incredible technological future that awaits us all. However, I enjoy looking back as much as I do looking ahead. It’s especially fun to see what people from the past thought was coming in regards to technology.
Jim Rasenberger, author of America, 1908 wrote a fascinating piece for the January, 2008 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. As Rasenberger contends, in 1908 it seemed that anything was possible. This illustration of a man with wireless telephone is from Harper’s Weekly in 1908, 100 years ago!
Isn’t it amazing? History is replete with visionaries and dreamers who helped invent our world today. Obviously, they needed men of courage and action in order to turn those crazy ideas into the reality we enjoy today. Don’t you wish you could jump one hundred years into the future to see what the world will be like then? The possibilities are endless and as boundless as the limits of our imagination. We all need to think outside the box and stop letting the “dream-killers” and nay-sayers rain on our parades. Nothing is impossible, so don’t let anyone or anything get in your way. Be daring. Be Bold. Always remember that the only thing worse than failure to make a dream come true is the anguish of regret over never truly trying at all!
I think the Brand New Heavies say it best. Dream on, dreamer!