Do you ever get struck with awe or just marvel at the technology of today? I was born in the 70's and have pretty much grown up in a period of quick technological advancement. I sometimes ponder how amazing it is that things which seem routine to us today were science fiction to those a few generations before us and would be considered downright magic to those that came before them. For example, although simple by today's standards, I press a button and instantly my music selection of choice is downloaded, paid for, and ready for my listening enjoyment. I'm old enough to remember having to go to the bank, get some money, go to the record shop, buy the vinyl/cassette/CD and go back home to listen to it. And, not to long ago music could only be enjoyed live because there was no form of recording technology. This of course is nothing compared to the scientific, medical, and other advancements that have been achieved. So, am I the only one who thinks about this from time to time? Are there examples of awesome technological advances that strike you in this way?