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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Blessings of Modern Technology

After the storms in DFW yesterday, I have a greater appreciation for modern technology. I know a lot of people in the area and so was worried about them. Between texting, phone calls, Twitter, and Facebook, I quickly learned I had no reason to be anxious. They were all unhurt.

These days, we’re truly blessed with such fast communication. Imagine all the millennia before us. Imagine earthquakes, floods, famine, disease, war, and the whole spectrum of dangers that assault humans. Even these days, depending on the catastrophe or the place, near instant communication still isn’t available.

This is one of those instances that an author can use as inspiration. The fear for loved ones and remembering those times when we couldn’t assure ourselves of their safety is just that sort of raw emotion that can make a story feel more real and tense. Not being able to reach them even with those forms of fast communication produces its own fear.

My prayers for all those who suffered loss from the storms.

1 comment:

  1. It is a wonderful thing to be able to check in quickly! I'm glad nobody was hurt.