The Present is right now.
Just like the clock, the present is ever-changing. Especially in today's society, things are changing at an incredible rate. Just in the last 115 years we've gone from walking or riding a horse and communicating with telegraph to having been on the moon and using the Internet to communicate worldwide. Daily we use things that even 50 years ago would have seemed impossible. We get up in the morning to a clock radio and get in our cars (which may have even been warmed up before we got in.) We take out our 8 oz. cellular phones and talk to people anywhere in the world. We get to work or school and might check our e-mail or log into the Internet and see what's going on downtown, across the state, across the country, or across the globe. Then we go home to our 2.3 kids and sit in front of a TV (which may soon include Internet access) and watch movies coming from a big reflector in the sky. Not so long ago, it would have been an insane idea to think that we would ever have put anything into space. Now, everything from cellular phone calls to positioning systems to live television feeds come from space. With the recent revelation that life may have once existed on Mars, we find that we may not be the only ones to be populating space. Who knows what the future will bring?
There have been many important inventions in the last 25 years.
The most important ones include:
- The microprocessor or microchip
- The liquid crystal display
- The compact disc
- The Internet
- The computer modem
- global positioning satellites
- The remote control
- The space shuttle
- Cellular phones
While these are definitely not the only important inventions in the last 25 years, they have probably changed more facets of our lives than any others. But the present is always new. The same present I'm writing in is different than the one you're reading it in. In fact, it's always the present. It's never the future, and it's never the past. It's always right now.
But what's going on right now is important. Find out more about what's happening now by clicking here.