Modern Magic

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

–Clarke’s Third Law

OK, so it’s not India —  Israel’s only 6,200 miles away from Minnesota, not 8,000.

dog_cellphoneBut, that’s where my 14 year-old son was this morning when he diagnosed and fixed my Internet connection problem (we were communicating via FaceTime, and I held up the camera to the PC monitor, whereupon he directed me to the appropriate pull-down menu(s).

Call that modern technology miracle #1.

Miracle #2:  FaceTime for free(?).

Imagine video chatting with your family from half a planet away (supposedly for free, but I’m waiting for the July bill before I relax).

Next, I pointed the smartphone camera at the family Golden Retriever, who spent the next 15 minutes looking for the kids at the front door.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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