A few seconds ago I popped the card out of my camera and into my laptop, and sent my parents the some pictures of Maya in front of her first Christmas Tree. They answered almost immediately, so we fired up Skype so that they could see their granddaughter having a great time in her Jolly Jumper before putting her down for a nap.
The most amazing thing is how absolutely standard this is. Pictures going from “light hits the lens” to “being seen halfway the country?” Trivial. Done in seconds. “Fast, easy, free videoconferencing?” Nothing to it, it’s all point and click.
There’s an awful lot more to it, I know. Boy, don’t I know. But to the humans at the endpoints, when everything’s humming along right? Nothing but smiling family.
The future we’re living in is pretty great, I say.