oung men and women suffer though this incapacity to see how wonderful their futures will be.
I try and explain they will see remarkable things and when I’m at Shady Acres looking for my ear lobes they will experience things that aren’t even in the imagination of anyone at the present time. I implore them to look at their cell phone. I doubt one could call it a cell phone anymore because in reality it is a high-powered computer that can give information about anything or anyone in this world. I ask if they remember what they used to use just five years ago. Most smile and give me a look that clearly reminds me the technology I’m talking about is now sitting in my right hand pocket.
Telephones will continue to evolve until they are small enough to be held as a wristwatch. I know readers who are now laughing because they know this technology already exists. But this cell will look exactly like a watch and will vibrate when someone is trying to reach you. There won’t be a keyboard because all you have to do is talk into the watch and it will change your sounds to words so texts will be delivered and then transferred back to words using the voice of who precipitated the message. Emotions will also be felt by the watch warning the person who is trying to communicate a mood or feeling experienced by the wearer.
Eyeglasses will become the new computer screen. By a swish of the arms of the eyeglasses one will be able to look through the entire encyclopedia of our history. By tapping the side one will be able to hone in on what they are trying to discover or whom they are trying to find. Soon after one will not have to touch the glasses but simply move their eyes to become knowledgeable of everything.
Phones will not be the only remarkable technology they will experience. Clothes will have the capacity to change color according to what fashion statement the wearer would like to make. Like the old mood rings of the 1960’s what one wears can relate to how one feels. If one is happy the oranges and the reds of the color spectrum will dominate while when one feels a bit down the blues and the purples will overwhelm all other colors.
Clothes will no longer be seasonal. When there is a temperature change the amount of air the fabrics of the future allow will determine the comfort of the person wearing the fabric. Like the changing colors the changing seasons will no longer necessitate a change in what one wears.
Gravity will no longer be a mystery. It will be understood as a simple warping of space. Space will no longer be considered perfection because there will be something more perfect than nothing. A new extension of total entropy will be replaced by something that will allow time to evolve from something to be measured into something that exists.
Travel to other dimensions will no longer be restricted by time because the dimensions will be found as close as your shadow. Far galaxies and other universes will become nothing more than a click in time. Everyone will know where everyone else is because it will become genetic knowledge as to what people are, what people do, and where people are. We will all become the perfect community.
Aging will soon be a disease of our past. Understanding the concepts of DNA and Telomeres will allow the body to age to a point of maturity and no more. People will never look old even though they may grow old.
Teaching for the past four decades I’ve seen many young men and women suffer though an incapacity to see how wonderful their futures will be. Using time to travel to the end of my life I am please with the knowledge the search for my ear lobe will show it is still my ear lobe.
Jim Fabiano is a teacher and writer living in York, Maine