I was startled recently on a jog by a RoboMow.
For a moment I had insight into any number of movie characters who have traveled forward in time to be frightened and amazed at new technology that we find commonplace. I imagine, someday, robot lawn mowers will be commonplace.
As I was jogging by a yard, I saw in my periphery what my mind interpreted as the top of a dog kennel moving at a relatively decent clip right at me. I thought there must be a dog underneath it running at me.
I regret that I did not snap a photo. I had two cameras on me at that time (the forward and reverse cameras on my iPhone).
1. It rarely occurs to me to pause a live show if I have to step out of the room for a moment. My kid does it regularly.
2. At just about any given time, I’m carrying 3 or 4 cameras. It rarely occurs to me use them.
Though, I am getting better. For example, when we ‘whiteboard’ in a meeting, rather than copying what we wrote on the whiteboard into my notes by hand, I regularly take photos of the whiteboard.
Another example. Recently I was on vacation, jogging on the beach and I received a text from a friend, “Where r u?“. I snapped a photo of the beach and waves rolling in and sent it to him. His response, “Nice. I guess you won’t be available for lunch today then.”