We live in the future…

This photo of my mother and Sergey in my parents’ Ontario kitchen having a Skype video chat with Sergey’s wife Leisa in her apartment outside of Kiev in Ukraine could very well have been featured in an AT&T advertisement in 1960 anticipating a rosy electronic future:

Mom and Sergey and Leisa

So much digital stuff is happening every day that it’s easy to lose track of just how truly amazing this is: video traveling, in real time, halfway around the world, from kitchen to kitchen, on a magic tablet you can hold in your hand. For free. Amazing.