When I was growing up we talked of the future as time when we’d have flying cars, hover boards, eat dehydrated astronaut food and of course video phones. My mom used to say that will never catch on because people don’t want you to see into their houses. And she is right about that. I have a very specific area where I will video chat with my friends and my house always looks very clean from their perspective. ;)
While a lot of the other things for the future haven’t materialised, video calls have, in a big way. And since I now live in another country and can’t meet my friends and family for lunch to hang out at each other’s houses I love it.
It’s so much fun to see each other and to talk and connect and it really is like being right there with them. I have to admit that I have a few time zone challenges i.e. I’m not always good with the math and have called one of my friends at the wrong time. But for other friends the chatting works at times when we are both awake.
Eve lives in Steamboat, CO part of the year and when she’s there we video chat at midnight here time and seven a.m. mine. That is not a time I would feel comfortable calling her but video chatting seems just fine.
Is there any future tech-thing that you wish was invented? Do you live video chats like me? I’m holding out for a teleporter so I don’t have to do transatlantic flights any more.
I’m giving away a copy of A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS to one random blog participant today.