Ah, technology! What would we do without it? It wasn’t that many years ago when we thought fax machines were the ultimate in office equipment. I remember working for a kitchen showroom when we got our first fax machine. Our orders were expedited more quickly which made us seem more efficient. Faxing was the best thing since sliced bread, so I thought.

But there were many times when I had to print out documents and then fax them because not everyone had a computer and email. Can you imagine?
Many of the contractors I worked with didn’t have mobile phones although a few had Blackberries, and thought they were “all that.”

So where are we today? I don’t know anyone without a mobile phone; the majority have smart phones. There are 2 people I know who don’t have computers, but many in a few years they will see the need! Everyone has a facebook page, a Linkedin account, Pinterest boards, and most people have websites.

The majority of items we own, if they are of the new generation, are more efficient because they are computerized, to some degree.
Drones of various sizes will be an intricate part of our lives as well as 3-D printers. These items are becoming extremely important in the world of government and business. Computerized clothing is making contributions in the world of fashion as well as the medical field. (Check out new products from June 29, 2015, on Designers Circle).

Hackathons are now part of our vocabulary with these events happening all over the world at any given time and place.
(hack•a•thon ˈhakəˌTHän/ A hackathon is a gathering where programmers collaboratively code in an extreme manner over a short period of time.
Hackathons are at least a few days – or over a weekend – and generally no longer than a week. While working on a particular project, the idea is for each developer to be have the ability and freedom to work on whatever he/she wants.)

The future is now; enjoy it. You are a part of it, whether you like it or not.