Table top ice makers are a really good example.
|Ice machine plugged into the camper in Florida|
A table top ice maker? Why? Why bother?
It just sounded so .... "I want it now". My first thought was 'what a waste of money".
I'm one of those people who made fun of them even though I'd never actually seen one.
Then I saw one up close & personal. It really works!
It makes ice, it does it quickly, it makes enough and other than adding water when it needs it it just works!
Right now I'm living in Georgia, in the summertime and I've always got ice!
For many years in my young adult days my standard joke was that when civilization falls I'd miss the stereo & ice. I thought I grew out of that as the real world of work & family took most of my time. I'm older now, things have changed a lot. I have time to think now, that time (and exposure to the ice machine) allowed me to 'remember' things from my past.
I now realize that If I can produce electricity "this' will take care of the ice problem!
The other small piece of technology & it's gizmo is the computer I carry in my pocket. This computer and it's wireless hook up (Samsung Galaxy s5 running on the Verizon network thru Straighttalk) can not only connect me with all the knowledge in the world but it holds ALL MY MUSIC, can take great pictures and make phone calls! All that for $45 a month!!
|The world in my hand! 75% of the world has access to a cell phone|
With the technology & gizmos we have today I really think I'm living in the golden age!