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The Future as Children See It

My soon-to-be-10-year-old son has been introduced to various ages of history thanks to a popular computer game. Out of curiosity, I asked him what ‘age’ we are currently in. According to him, we are currently in the “Touch age”. He is inspired by the iPhone and other touch screen phones he is exposed to. The next age according to him will be the “Talk age”. We will just need to talk to the machines and they will act on what we say. After that we will have the “Think age”. We will only need to think what we want, and machines will interpret our thoughts and act accordingly.

So there you are, that’s how children see the future. We have our work cut out for us.


Vijay said...

Bright Child! When I was growing up about half a century ago, it was the Spin Age as practically all machines had a rotary engine or component. Then the Jet Age followed by the Button Age with the arrival of microelectronics. This has transitioned to the Touch Age, with all systems on track for the Think Age.

Jill O. Miles said...

I would like to learn more about the computer game. What is it called? Thanks.

Manish Mohan said...

@Jill: The game is Age of Empires by Microsoft.

@Vijay: Definitely looks like we are on track for the Think Age.

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