May 11th, 2005


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What's events have made you think "Wow, we're living in the future"? I think one of the most notable for me was when I was in Jakarta last year and Boots phoned me on my mobile to say my contact lenses were ready for collection.

I'm still impressed by the idea of being on the other side of the world, in a random hotel room (though it may as well have been on the street or in the office), and somebody talking to me in real-time to give me an utterly mundane fact, and all I can usefully say is “OK, thanks, but I won't be able to pick them up for another week or two”.