If the cape fits, shouldn’t it be mandatory that we wear it?
It takes a certain kind of human-being to open their arms to super changes. To go from upright walking to riding then to flying: it’s not for the faint hearted.
Lately, society has been changing by leaps and bounds, Google moments that snatch our breath away and Facebook likes that remind us we’re not alone.
We frown upon divisive behavior and prefer to be more alike, than different. And social media has a gauge that we can measure ourselves. So yesterday’s popular vote isn’t relevant in next year’s campaign, because what’s good for the gander wasn’t successfully proposed by the goose.
Technology is like that, it identifies a problem and swoops in and fixes it! Sometimes the changes are glaring and sometimes subtle, but lives are often better when the problem is solved. Well, at least that’s how it ought to work.
And for the most part, it works well, because technology doesn’t care about special interest groups. And despite doomsayers, naysayers and the Luddites, the world has benefitted, that is we’ve all managed to survive as the digital world turns! So why wouldn’t we hold onto technology’s cape strings?
Next year is a Leap Year; it’s also an election year. It wasn’t designed that way, but nonetheless our timing is impeccable, so after we vote we’ll have an extra day to agonize over our choices, presidential election years are like that, offering hope.
Which makes me think of superheroes and technology, because being hopeful allows the imagination to soar and gives birth to new realities. What once seemed unattainable is within reach, a wish can come true and it’s silly to fretter away a dream.
After all, this isn’t our grandfather’s America! There’ll be no rocking in a chair that’s been set out on the front porch. Whittling away time, is not what we’ll do. Besides we’ve done away with the front porch and opted for the side deck and patio umbrellas. It only makes sense that we’ve also ditched the rocking chair.
Now we have overstuffed Lazyboy chairs. Equipped with massagers and levers that when pulled, will activate the seat cushion to tilt upward at an angle that gets the sitter comfortably to their feet. Now that’s technology! I like to call it a Nana launcher. I’ve imagined sneaking up behind Nana and pulling that lever, to send her airborne, flying across the room!
Then, all she’ll need will be a cape; one size fits all & unisex, just like technology.