This seems to be shaping up as technology week at changingaging.org
One of the cool things about Youtube is that it allows you to see things that you would never witness in real life.
For example, it is very unlikely that I will be strolling through the Helsinki Railway Station today. If I did though, I might have stopped to look at this display of “antique” Nokia mobile phones.
This video could be used as a sleep aid except for the fact that it is telling something important about how we live now.
Each of the models highlighted in the supply case was, very recently, touted as the GREATEST and BEST time saving and efficiency promoting TOOL ever made.
Technology marched on and the “miracle” gadgets were left behind.
Luckily it is doesn’t work that way with people. Time has a way of deepening and enriching us as individuals. The downside is that the metaphor of the “gadget” is also deeply entrenched in our culture. “New” is exciting and valuable. “Old” is consigned to a dusty display case in the Helsinki Railway Station.
This is going to change. We will rediscover the virtues hidden inside of aging.