Now that Season 3 of Downton Abbey has debuted in the US, it’s fun to get caught up in the buzz. Will someone save Downton? Will Matthew evolve into a total prig? Is the Bates story arcing downward? Will Lady Edith ever find a match? Will Lady Violet and Martha Levinson duke it out somehow? Who cares, you might ask, and what’s it all got to do with technology in 2013?
Seniorita thinks the predicament of a new age enveloping Downton Abbey is not unlike the proliferation of technology in 2013. And those who are not able to adapt themselves to the realities of 2013 and beyond have a tough road ahead, just as all the Downton folks do. It seems that only Cora and the Bransons have a sense of the realities and possibilities of the new era that is dawning. But never in a million years could they foresee the 1929 crash, the importance of the jazz age, the buildup to another world war, for example.
Nor is every bit of their future gloomy and disastrous. Wonderful things like space exploration, TV, and the Internet are just around the corner. So, my fellow seniors, be of good cheer about technology. It may be confusing, unfamiliar and daunting, but it’s the present and the future. Who knows what wondrous things it will bring us.
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