Data released from CTIA, the wireless industry association, counted 327.6 million wireless customer connections. That’s equal to 103.9% of the US population, my friends. So, exactly how many wireless heat-seeking devices are you packing right now (each with their own account)? Almost makes me wish we could get those nifty micro-chip brain implants so we only have to nod our heads to access our health records/make a phone call/start our cars/pay our bills. Brave New World indeed.
In related news, the world’s population is projected to hit 7 BILLION by October 31, 2011. Makes me very aware of how much consumption I’m doing and how much of a mess I’m making in the process. I’m frightened when I think of both my grandparents and (hopefully) my grandchildren. How my grandparents were so full of optimism for me, but will I buoy the next generation with the same bright optimism? Take a nap now? I’m afraid this will keep me up quite a few nights.