View Full Version : Living in a new Age?

06-24-2006, 11:08 AM
Well it came to my attention through my 17 yr old..

Nearly everything that we use from day to day involves some sort of expensive high tech gadgets...

What do you have in your room/office that in 1990 would never have been thought of?
not just gadgets and electronics... drinks, food, toys...

Me? Office..

Laptop that is less then 6 inches thick
Digital Vid cam
20D digi SLR cam
Bose surround sound
Cell Phone that can fit in your pocket
Palm Pilot with actual technology not just a screen used to take notes
LCD comp screen
Headphones with 5.1 surround sound (Zalman if you were wondering)
Wireless intraweb
Intraweb faster than 28.8 kbps
Redbull in my mini fridge
'Sacs Shocker :p
Video Conference phone
DVD player
Wireless keyboard and mouse
PC that actually runs more then one process at a time
HPA tank yeah i know why do you have one in your office?
Red sox world series champs poster :p

ok your turn im tired of looking around the office.

06-24-2006, 11:23 AM
why is my shocker in your office??

here's my list

My new desktop (Pentium 3ghz dual core zomg)
LCD Monitor
TV with built in DVD player
44oz Slushee for 79cents!!!
Wireless internet hookup
Ohio State National Championship Poster
Ohio State v Notre Dame Poster

06-24-2006, 11:24 AM
redbull ick... maybe we should colonize space now... :dodgy: i wish i had an expensive gadget that shot paint...

06-24-2006, 11:31 AM
Uhh because that is where i have been working on it?

06-24-2006, 11:48 AM
computer that is another color besides beige
wireless mouse/keyboard/internet
corldless phone

and i too have a sox world series poster, and wheaties box :) i donno if those count though, cause sox fans defiantely THOUGHT about it in 1990!

06-24-2006, 11:51 AM
this is true but it certainly did not happen.

06-24-2006, 12:34 PM
...this is why I live half my life like a hermit/neanderthal (sort of) in that I hunt, fish, camp, UL Back pack, utilize a pack-animal and have learned to live off the land. I could farm (if I absolutely had to) and utilize specialized skills learned from those experiences. Technology is nice...until it's gone...
Stop and think...at some point in your lives, if anything were to happen to the current state of technology...as in - it stops - would you be able to survive? Now I'm not saying 'doom n gloom, here come the nukes!!' kind of thing...but there are naturally occurring disasters that can accomplish about the same type of catastrophe. Solar flares, earth quakes/tectonic activity, hurricanes, tornado's and a multitude of other disasters that could render our tiny lives a living Hell. Without fridges, microwaves, TV, electric stoves, hot water heaters, central heat and air, light, cars, railways and electrically driven natural gas and oil pumps...what would you do? What could you do?
I know this might seem completely random and it probably is but it's the first thing I thought of when I read Barron's opening sentences. Humans in general are too dependant on the technology they create...
Don't get me wrong...I love to kick back on some good Ole fashioned Syphon Filter too...but what would you do if it was impossible?
......................[/random rant] lol... :D

06-24-2006, 02:32 PM
A computer (didn't have one in 1990)
A scanner/printer/copier
A color inkjet printer (yes I have 2 printers)
Hundreds of DVDs
DVD player
Dolby Digital Surround Sound System
A Nintendo 64 and games
A PS2 and games
My brother's 360 and games
Pictures of people from after 1990?
CDs from after 1990
A cell phone that does more than send/receive calls
Cable Internet

ok, that's enough thinking now

06-24-2006, 02:36 PM
9 foot (diagonal) projector screen.
not hovering cars, like the jetsons ****ing promised me!

06-24-2006, 02:49 PM
I had this very same conversation just a couple weeks ago with my dad...I was relating what we had when I graduated college, and what we have now.

Since my office is in my second living/sitting room I have a LOT of stuff in it that I didn't have back then...

a BLACK computer with a 17" LCD monitor
3-in-1 printer
Palm Pilot (that has more room in it than my first computer!)
Two cell phones
3 digital cameras - all hooked up to the computer right now? Have to figure out what's up with that....
Cordless phone
31" television
DVD player
Surround Sound system
Direct TV satellite system
Stereo with CD/tape AND record player components- Whooo Hoooo!
Texas Instruments calculator
3 of my paintball guns - I store them in here until my wife gets mad
One of those shiatsu vibrating chairs you can get from Wal-Mart that we never use

In fact, the only thing I have in the room from college is this two tube florescent desk lamp that's older than most people in this forum and the record player/tape player components in the stereo...

Now, I could go on and say what's in my kid's rooms, but it's not much more - my old computers, CD players, color televisions, etc....Times sure have changed. It's not that I'm rich, it's that everything like this cost so much more back then, IF it was even in production back then!

06-24-2006, 03:38 PM
Makes you think eh?

06-24-2006, 03:56 PM
Internet is faster than dial-up
Wireless keyboard
Wireless optical mouse
Flat-screen/wireless monitor
My TV is from like 1990 lol