For various reasons I've been pondering how the world is likely to change in the next fifteen years. And since I'm now old enough to actually remember fifteen years ago, I used that as a guide. It's interesting seeing how some things have changed a lot, and some things have remained the same. Fifteen years ago -- back in 1991 -- cell phones were just barely coming in and were huge and expensive. The internet was around, but it was all text based, nothing really graphical (unless one counts ASCII art?) DVDs weren't out yet, and we were still converting over to records.
And yet, TVs are basically about the same. Cars -- while having had some interesting new technologies introduced, such as hybrids -- haven't changed that much. And while certain pieces of our day to day life are radically different, they are different enough in a similar way that it's sometimes hard to spot the difference. (Unless something breaks down. Then that difference is glaringly, and painfully, obvious. Such as my torrent site being down, *ouch* *grump*)
But in all my thinking I forgot about blogs. They are so ubiquitous that one kind of forgets that it wasn't always possible to read the innermost thoughts of friends, family, and random people -- both famous and not.
Which brings me, rambling, to the real point of this post: Igarashi Shunji (actor for Mirai) has a blog
Meh. There is Ultraman Moebius event coming up. Of course, it's the day before I take off for Japan, and is in Tokyo, while I am spending the whole trip in Kyoto. *is not thinking about it*