Grayson: I am sure you’ll hear all about this day from your mother and father, but I wanted you to hear in my own words what your date of birth was like and what’s going on in the world.
I am writing this just a couple of hours after your birth while on a transatlantic flight back to the US with your Mimi. We were in Spain and Portugal celebrating 28 fabulous years of marriage. More on that a little later.
Continue reading “Welcome to my new Grandson Grayson River Stevens”
2035 is 15 years from now. My current granddaughters Harper and Olivia will be 16 and almost 20 respectively. Those are good ages to imagine for predicting what their lives will be like at that time. Below are 10 such predictions.
Their educational experience after high school will not involve attending a traditional college or university
Instead, some combination of a future trade school and internships will equip them for entering the workforce
They won’t own a car
I only assess a 50% chance that they will even learn to drive a car
They will get a broad-spectrum immunization that covers a huge quantity of pathogens
Better yet, it will have some ability to self-adapt to protect against mutations of many known viruses
Their annual wellness check will first involve a cheek swab at home that, after lab analysis, will ALSO detect early onset cancers and other non-pathogen caused ailments
I have a feeling it might also be able to detect various DNA mutations that need to be further investigated
Augmented reality will be so widespread that they don’t even notice it
Much like today’s young adults that grew up with a smart phone in their hand perceive it like a body appendage
They won’t own or use a cell phone
At least not in the form factor that we think of it today. It won’t look like a current smart phone with a screen but rather will fit over their ear, be embedded in a pair of glasses, or somehow be carried on their body in a way that they can still access information and communicate through it.
They won’t use paper currency
Actually, they will almost never even see it being used by others
They will be able to fly from Austin to New York City in 1 hour and to Paris in 2 hours
Assuming they can afford it
They will watch humans land on the surface of Mars
Multiple such flights will occur over a period of several years in an attempt to create a perpetual settlement there
They will have a robot at home
I’m not sure what duties this robot will perform but they will ask questions of it naturally and command it to do various things
Harper: I am sure you will hear all about this day from your mom and dad, but I wanted you to hear in my own words what your date of birth was like and what’s going on in the world. I am writing this just a few hours after your birth while on a bus ride to Dallas for some business events.
Continue reading “Welcome to my new Granddaughter, Harper McKenzie Greye”
Olivia: I suspect your parents Kirra and Milo will have some sort of baby book that captures who the President of the US is and other factoids about the date you decided to join all of us, but I wanted you to hear in my own words what your date of birth was like and what’s going on in the world. I am writing this just an hour or so after your birth while waiting in the nursery to visit your mother.
Continue reading “Welcome to my Granddaughter Olivia Lauren Greye”