We don’t live in an unchanging timeless world, for better or worse, our world is constantly changing. From the creation of human language to the industrial revolution, human history was full of changes. But from the industrial revolution to our current information age, the explosion in growth has been incredible.
What’s the difference between 2020 and 2000?
In 2020, we have (semi) self-driving cars, AIs like Siri or Alexa are everywhere and Google Duplex can even help you book appointments, we even have Amazon Go which is an automated convenience store where you can just grab what you want off the shelf and just go, the app will calculate your bill and automatically charge your Amazon account.
Compare that to 2000, the iPhone didn’t exist, Microsoft XP wasn’t even out yet, and most of the world are still on dial-up connection. Back then, companies like Facebook and Skype didn’t even exist yet and for those old enough to remember, it was around then that MSN messenger and Yahoo messenger were first introduced and the concept of instant messaging started getting mainstream.
That’s the gap between 2000 and 2020.
Lots of things are happening now! Both better and worse, the world is seeing a lot of changes. From the development of AI to the ever more pressing global warming crisis, now is time where everything happens and I find myself drawn to reading these in-the-moment articles of the changes we’re seeing. Don’t you just find it exciting?
P.S. Here’s an interesting read on the AI revolution.