Technology in the past few years has expanded so much and is continuing to improve daily. It is hard to believe how far technology has come over the past 15 years. I was born in 1986 and remember being so excited when my parents bought the first Macintosh PC computer in 1994. At this time we didn’t even have Internet. The only thing I could use the computer for was to play games and writing papers for school. The old computer looked like a white box and weighed a ton! When I was growing up I lived out in the country so it wasn’t until 1999 that we were even provided Internet service and it was dial-up at that. We did finally upgrade our “white box” in 1999 for a Dell PC. In just 5 years it was hard to believe how far technology had come.
I graduated high school in 2004 and purchased a laptop for college (which I still have). When I purchased this laptop it was one of the best available but it cost so much I nearly had to take a payday loan to cover the $2,000 price tag and it is 2” thick. Now I have a laptop that is ½” think and it only cost me $700. The old laptop I have had since college still works great but it weighs 10lbs so it makes it impossible to carry around when traveling.
When I think back to where technology was with computers when I was born it is hard to believe how far we have come. We now have iMac, touch screen, iPad, and iPhones. I recently purchased an iPhone and now I don’t even need my computer. Everything that I once needed my computer for I can now do on my phone…well except write papers for my graduate classes. Technology has come such a long way over my life it is hard for me to understand where we may possibly be in another 25 years.
I recently read online by 2025 we should have cars that average 60 miles per gallon, 3D printing, and 3D computers that make the interaction like a Star Trek episode. This now is only 14 years away. If we are so great with technology why does our country have so many other problems? It seems like if we were smart enough to have 3D computers in less then 14 years then we would be able to find a cure for cancer. Hopefully by the time 2025 comes medicine and science will have taken a huge leap like technology and we will have cures for many diseases.
The use of tools by humankind is a process of discovery and also evolution, though it had remained generally stagnant for most of early human history.
Stone tools mainly for hunting have long been used by human beings even before the emergence of Homo sapiens. The era when stone tools were used by human beings is known as Paleolithic age or Old Stone Age, and it covers almost of all of human history till the time humankind learnt about agriculture.
For making a stone tool, a hard stone with flaking property was struck with another stone used as a hammer. This flaking made a sharp edge on the core stone and also made sharp flakes, either of which was suitable for use as tools primarily for hunting, scrapping, skinning and all the other basic functions associated with hunting and making a meal of the hunt. There were tools which helped in breaking of bones of the hunted animal, chopping of wood, cracking nuts open and even making out other tools out of animal bone and wood.
With the discovery of fire the human civilization had set on a journey which made it the most superior race on the earth. This simple source of energy which could have been used to roast the hunted animal, cook other food, scare away wild animals and such other uses made the human race confident, and discovery of this was a turning point in the evolution of technology as an aid for humankind.
Chocolate coins are an ideal gift. They are such a nice surprise and have a long history in the gift giving department. They are often given to children on holidays all over the world. They are typically wrapped in gold foil and have an ancient looking coin imprinted into the foil. They are delicious and a fun way to give chocolate.
History of Chocolate Coins
These delectable treats have a long history that is wrapped in authentic legends. It is rumored that the very first types of treats like these were made in honor of Cesar the ruler of the Roman Empire and were gifted to the ladies and gentleman of the Roman court. Of course these chocolate coins bore the face of none other than Cesar himself. Chocolate had been a much loved treat for quite some time when there fabulous treats were devised, however during these days the chocolate was not wrapped in foil but instead was wrapped in very fine sheets of gold so the recipient not only was gifted with a fine piece of chocolate but also had the luxury of a little bit of actual treasure.
This custom continued through many generations, for many years in the true tradition with the chocolate being encased in actual gold foil to look exactly like the coin of the day. Children were often gifted with these treasure to memorialize special dates and as rites of passages.
Of course now in modern times the gold foil has been replaced by gold looking foil but these delicious treats are still much appreciated. In some cases the coins are void of any type of foil at all, and the design is simply imprinted right into the chocolate.
Familiar Net Bags
The chocolate coins today are sold in net bags, often with a pirates logo written chocolate coins on them. They are a familiar sight in most candy stores and other stores that sell novelty candy items. These items are also available online through many candy vendors that specialize in novelty candy. The net bags that these treats are sold in are usually made of gold plastic netting that looks a bit like a netted purse, all of it done to raise the excitement of the receiver of these sweet gifts.