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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dude, Where's My Hover Car?

Happy New Year everyone! I'm not going to hide my disappointment that it is now 2013 and we are not driving, err flying around in hover cars and transporting ourselves from place to place in those bank sucky tube thingys. I'm sure they are called something a bit more technical and if I used them to transport myself to the mall, I most likely would remember the fancy name. Or is it just called a vacuum? Whatever. Doesn't matter. I don't have one.

BUT...we do have Siri. (That link entertained me for far too long...)

We have cars that also talk to us.  Uh...hello? Am I the only one that imagines my GPS voice is actually the car from Knight Rider? Crickets? Okay. 

 My preschooler works at school on a freaking iPad. Remember the old green screen Apples that we shoved our Oregon Trail and Number Muncher floppy disks in?

It's almost unheard of to not have Internet access anywhere you go. Peace out dial up.

We have video games that respond to our body movement. Don't worry "Duck Hunt", I still love you. 

We have robots that roam our houses seeking out an enemy to destroy. Dirt, duh. I actually won't get one of these Roomba thingys because they weird me out. Maximum Overdrive. 'Nuff said. 

Anyway, you get the point and by now you have realized I am not a technology expert, because:

A) I have used the word "thingy" at least twice in this post.

B) None of this is actually brand new cutting edge technology for 2013.

Which is FINE. I am just REFLECTING on the super cool gadgets that we take for granted. And I am always late to the party when it comes to technology. So don't take any advice from me in regards to the latest and greatest new toy. Because it would be a lie. (Coming soon in 2014! Flying Cars! It's TRUE! No really.) And my blog title would be incredibly off topic if I started blogging about technology...

Despite not having flying cars and transportation tubes, I guess we've come pretty far for 2013. I wouldn't mind having a robot named Rosie to do all my housework for me and to give me advice 24/7, but then again she could kill me in my sleep, so I guess I'm content with searching for apps on my phone and Googling "How To Get Sharpie Marker Stains Off Of Your White Dog The Safe Way."

True Story.

10 comments:

  1. As opposed to me? A 12 year old car tech had to show me how to use my new car's hand free option. First time I tried to "phone home", it dialed Mongolia.

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    1. Oh man! THAT made me laugh!! I'd blame the technology. Just a glitch. Or maybe you TOTALLY meant to call Mongolia.

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  2. this is how i feel about technology too!!! my hubby and friends are all super techy so it makes me feel even more of an oddball. my hubbys cousin asked me what kind of cellphone i had and i said i don't know. he couldn't stop laughing. he was like "who doesn't know what cellphone they have?!?"

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    1. Ha! Awesome. At that point you could just make up a name for your phone :) "Why, I have the latest model of the Saturn Z F13 Mary Poppins edition. What? You haven't heard of it? Psh. Amateur."

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  3. Never mind if she killed me in my sleep if I had a robotic maid I would die happy.

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    1. Ah yes. You do make a good point! A killer house cleaning robot does at least make your life worth living! I might die any day, BUT my toilets are sparkling! :P

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  4. Hahah! Doesn't it make you wonder what kind of technology will exhist when our kids reach our age?? It makes me want to crawl under a rock and hide with fear!

    I love your sense of humor - that's why I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check out my blog for details. (I feel kinda all chain mail-y about this but it's a good way to link up with awesome blogs). Don't feel obligated to participate. Take care!!

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    1. Thank you Carol!! You are so sweet! Much appreciated :)

      Yes, it DOES make me wonder what will be lurking out there when our kids grow up!! Maybe the dang hover car will be around by then...

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  5. I blame the expectations of having hover cars on The Jetsons, but then again, it’s still a while to go before 2062. Technology is progressing nicely, but I prefer to have car manufacturers focusing on fixing any outstanding mechanical issues they have or improving on their designs rather than jumping the shark with the latest that technology has to offer. How I ended up being serious on a hilarious post, I’ll never be able to explain. But thanks for the good laugh!

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    1. Ha! You make a good point! Happy to help you laugh on a Friday:) Thanks for stopping by!

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