Once in a great while I wonder what it would be like to still be in high school. Generally I think I’m very happy to be out of the drama that was MHS. Still, I remember how much fun I had.
Some people are terrified at the thought, but I work with teens so much that I try to get in their head the only way I know how; to travel back to who I use to be. Fortunately I have my handy Delorean to assist my mind the trip to the past and back to the future.
One thing I remember when I was in high school was wondering what it would be like to be in the future. I love sci-fi and so I always hoped that the future we saw in the movies would be the future I got to live in.
Generally speaking the movies weren’t too far off. Between cell phones, video phones, bluetooth headsets, laptops, and various other such things I feel like I am in the future in many ways. I’m waiting on cars that drive themselves and fly though. I know the technology is in place but the practical reality is not yet here. That is very frustrating to me and quite disappointing to the high school me.
Sure I can put an entire library on a Kindle and rooms worth of songs on an iPod but I keep coming back to the same question, “Why don’t I have a jet pack?”
So what things that we take for granted feel like the future to you? What things do you wish were here now?