In middle school, I dreamed of something like the Internet for meeting people and travel. By 10th Grade, I got my first taste of it. 1988. Never stopped traveling. Been traveling for 27 years, as much non-stop as I can. I had to wait 7 years for the REST of the world to start catching up to nerds like me but now? we take it for granted.
My grandmother’s day, it was TV. Tried showing her computers and the Internet but she had her TV. That was her travel-window.
I suppose before that it was Radio, and before that, books.
Still, there’s nothing like smelling air from another land. I’m just annoyed about teleporters. I got “my internet”, but not my teleporter yet. Don’t mind buses and trains. Hate driving and planes though. Couldn’t imagine a long boat trip.
So, I make do and enjoy what I got here
I keep waiting for what the _next_ thing is that will surpass the Internet like the Internet did for TV. Don’t know what it’ll be, but it’ll be something.