Perspective

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Advances in technology change perspective.

I cannot imagine how the world looked without email, cell phones, digital audio. Each innovation I adopted, forever changed my perspective on the world.

The same was true when I first heard a high-end audio system. That experience not only changed my perspective; rocked my world; shook me to my core; changed forever what recorded music should sound like; it also set me on a different career path.

For Christmas, Santa brought me an Apple Watch. I cannot imagine how I ever lived without this (now) essential tool. Game changer.

Like tasting a new treat, experiencing a new sensation. What once was great moves to the back when we taste or experience better.

Technological progress is like the proverbial genie trapped in the bottle. Once opened, life changes, and usually for the better.

I can no more go back to the old equipment I used to enjoy than any of us can stuff the genie back in the bottle.

Better, once experienced, permanently changes perspective.