In many ways, we are still behind the times

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There are so many functions of our lives that can be tended to via technology:  Paying bills, staying in contact with friends/family, pursuing a successful career, applying for work, getting an education, shopping, ordering food, traveling, and following news/current events.

I tend to often think of how antiquated our lives really are, in a day when technology is everywhere:

We live in a culture that still faxes documents that could easily be emailed.

We live in a culture that still promotes the telephone when Voice Over-IP technology is a commodity.

We live in a culture where people buy newspapers when that information is already hours out-of-date.

We live in a culture where people are still paid by paper check, where direct deposit is widely available, and more efficient.

We live in a time when we’ve put a man on the moon, but we haven’t figured out cloning, nor cryogenics.

We live in a time when the internet can provide us so much information about so many things, yet we continue to remain uninformed about the most important things in our lives.

We live in a time of technology, yet schools around the nation are using three-deacde-old technology to teach their students.

We live in a time when the younger generation has a massive leg up on the older generation, yet the older generation is too stubborn to ask for help.

We live in a time where it is now possible for one person with an idea to inform an entire world (making zero salary), without ever once being on TV; yet people keep themselves glued to the TV (the person making a six-figure salary), but ignore the individual idea.

We live in a time where technology makes it possible to help us in organizing our lives, yet nobody takes the time to learn how to use them.

We live in a time when cellphones are a commodity, yet, people still have a problem calling to say that they’re going to be running 5 minutes late. (Yes, I’m of those people that despises tardiness)

We live in a time when people can get creative with how they celebrate special occasions, or how they plan events, yet they’re still sending cardboards cards and paying postage for invitations.

I understand that change can be hard and you don’t want deal with current times, but in order to survive, you have to adapt.

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Mike Rana

Mike Rana is one of those people who is hard to define, though he's not immune to being labeled for something. He likes to talk about many topics including technology, business, politics, education, psychology, and human behavior. In his spare time, Mike enjoys traveling, people watching, analyzing the world around him, writing about his life experiences, absorbing information from various social media channels, and trying to be the voice of reason in the political arena.