Faraway, so close

So here's a thing I love about the 21st century. I can lie in bed in New York, see a TV recommendation from a friend, and set my PVR at home in Melbourne to record it so I can watch it when I get home. I did all this without leaving the bed.

This is the future, my friends. We have achieved both convenience at an unprecedented level and laziness at unprecedented distances.

Cynicism aside, I choose now.

Last weekend I was also able to appear on a screen at a friend's wedding while being thousands of kilometers away. It was emotional and satisfying.

It's easy to take technology for granted but when it helps us overcome the tyrannies of distance, it still feels miraculous to me.