The other day I was thinking about how complex programming has become today and how much easier it was back in the day when writing a ‘Hello World’ program was considered genius. I then commented to my wife on the matter and proceeded to ponder on the issue when I realized 50 years from now, quantum physics will probably be grade school content whereas it is out-of-this-world for us (quite literally, in some cases). I finally came to the realization that, as technology and human knowledge advance, what is “easy” today was not-so-easy a few years back and what is “hard” today is probably yes-so-easy in the future.
Why exactly am I sharing this philosophical moment with you? Because it relates to the following comic, which shows how different age groups view different technologies. Check it out:
[via Manu Cornet ]