Sunday, April 6, 2014

I met a student in his 90s, who can edit videos, has his own YouTube channel and loves to see what his grandkids doing on Facebook.  It's hard for me to believe that he learned all this in his 80s.
Photo by LearningLark

Truth is , this crazy internet life only exists less than 10 years.      

Facebook was created in 2004, YouTube , in 2005, Twitter in 2006, and iPad in 2010. Today is only 2014.

What will happen in the next decade?
Everyone knows the answer: “ it will be more than what we can imagine.”

What all this gets to do with people in my Dad’s age, the 70s?

Point is, thanks to  modern medicine, many are going to live to 80s, or 90s. And 1 in 5000 will hit the jackpot by being an centenarian, more than hundred-year-old. 

No matter how much we wouldn't like, our energy levels will decrease with age.  My Dad, aged 75, always says,” I am Just like an old battery, draining out of power fast. I don’t like to stay home this often, but where can I take a NAP out there?”    
There will come a time when driving becomes a luxury, and walking around  the apartment is an exercise. Modern technology can HELP.  Help us walk further than our feet can reach, still be able to meet new friends, and share lives with our beloved families from million miles away.

As the 90-year-old young student tells me, “ Facebook is very interesting.”  And those days, he was posting on Google+, too.

Read related article: What are Smart Devices?
Read related article: What are social media?

If you think of him as  a retired engineer, guess again, he is a retired bank manager. The only piece of computer-ish equipment he used  at that time was a calculator. 

Now, you can either read the related articles, or share this page. Then get up and enjoy your life.


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