There was a US tv show on many many years ago and I cannot think of the name of it. Was the actor in it Bill Bixby? It was about a man who became frozen when he was covered by an avalanche of snow. Fifty odd years later, he was found and he was brought back to life. He had not aged at all, unlike his son who was now fifty years older. Anyone recall?
The theme of the show was how this man who had jumped forward in time by fifty years dealt with the new things that had been developed while he was frozen. And this was back in the sixties and I sometimes wonder what it would be like to jump forward by five or six decades if you were born back before there was electricity, telephones and motor cars (and air conditioning).
Not so quite dramatic, but jumping forward from the sixties to the two thousands would be interesting too. Walking into a shop and having to pay perhaps eighty percent more for something than you thought you should. Computers, mobile phones, dvds, remote controls, electric toothbrushes in my abodes. You might be a bit surprised that although your train to the city is now air conditioned, it now takes longer to get to the city.
This post was inspired by the Polish man who went into a coma twenty years ago back in communist times and regained consciousness and was surprised to see all the products in the shops and seeing so many people walking around with a mobile phone to their ear. He would have been more surprised if he went into a shop and had to pay for something.