The Post WWII 1950’s saw quite the economic boom.
The world witnessed global growth and industrial expansion in ways that had never been imagined possible
From the “Industry of War” was born the ‘Golden Age of Capitalism”.
With all that…. came the freedom of creativity and imagination that launched everything from new ways to automate to new ways to communicate.
Saturday cartoons like the Jetsons, a family living in a future world where technology changed the way we lived our lives was representative of the ignited dreams of what was possible.
Movies like James Bond 007 or television shows like Get Smart, creatively showed people communicating from their wrist watch or slip-on dress shoe.
Art represented life and life represented art.
Quite a synergy!
The workforce in the mid 1970’s merged this imagination with their execution.
What we thought possible in the future became one step closer to our everyday functional reality.
Air travel was a matter of course and not something unusual.
Business, commerce, recreation, leisure and everything in between was culturally ritualized, easily accessible and ours for the taking
Industries capitalizing on our needs, our human tendencies to work together, learn together, play together and just be together dominated the budgets of corporations and individual families alike.
From Family vacations, Live Sporting Events, Concerts to the explosion in popularity of such destination vehicles as Cruises, Charters to Las Vegas, the world was mobile, agile and accessible.
The human appetite to be together was overly full!
In the last 20 years, The Technology Industry was on a trajectory of its own.
Not just in its commercial success, but in its complexity and power to shape the world we live in
Every year, the devices we have grown to rely upon have become in many ways “smarter” than the people using them.
Advances in almost every imaginable, conceivable way is at a pace that is narrowing the gap between present day functioning and the futuristic imagination of things possible.
So much so, that its a blinding collision of past, present and the future in what we can expect and how we need to live.
The momentum that began in the early 1950’s, continued into the lifestyle of the 1970’s that morphed into the warp speed culture of the early 2000’s came to a screeching halt.
And mobility, access, and agility has disappeared!
The human need to work together, learn together, play together and just be together still remains.
Post WWII…we found a way forward and accelerated that progress of our need to connect with one another.
Post Covid 19…we have found a way forward and believe we can accelerate where we left off before the abrupt halt of our lives.
Back To The Future….Today!
We imagine the future as we live our life….now.
And close the gap with lightning speed.
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