This past Fourth of July weekend, my wife and I had the opportunity to attend two special events separated by 3000 miles, simultaneously. How is this possible, you might ask? The magic of the modern world.
While sitting on beach chairs in Siesta Key, Florida, we watched the amazing display of fireworks up and down the coast of the Gulf of Mexico - from Venice to Longboat Key. At the same time, we watched good friends of ours get married amongst the picturesque hills that line the Napa Valley of California. Utilizing a computer tablet, web conferencing software, and a (reliable) Internet connection, friends and family from coast to coast, were able to watch and participate in their special ceremony. For us, we got a chance to watch them take their vows, while fireworks were exploding overhead. It was even a little more fun, because our friends have a home in Sarasota, FL., so it was as if the whole county was celebrating their betrothal.
In our modern world, communication technology makes possible the once impossible. This little e-newsletter we send out every week, along with our real-time updates of important news that affects our industry, are examples of the miracles made possible by the communication technology so commonplace today. Another example, is our Crazy4Clean.com games, that make it possible to earn CEU's 24 hours a day, no matter where on the globe you reside. Finally, our HealthmarkQA.com allows users to anonymously post questions to other healthcare professionals about how to better meet the challenges of their jobs everyday.
How can you be in two places at once? In today's day and age, the answer is, very easily.