prejudices of historical progress
- that some improvement was made in the present over the past
- that we have insight we lacked before (“hindsight is 20-20”)
- that we would never wish to return to the moment passed
Technological progress: “things are getting better every day … in every way.” A line from a John Lennon song and also a GE jingle. Remember that version of iOS without copy-paste?
1993 commercial in which a man stands on the porch of a beach house handling what turns out to be a business call. Voiceover: “Have you ever taken a conference call in your bare feet? You will. And the company that will bring it to you will be AT&T.”