Anna’s Anachronisms: Philo Farnsworth meets a VR Chamber

Walking down the narrow, neon-lined corridor, I clutched my headset tightly in my hands. The bewildered gentleman (who I guided along by the elbow) flicked his confused glance between his headset and the red door at the end of the hallway. In a thick Utah accent, he cleared his throat nervously before asking. “So, whereContinue reading “Anna’s Anachronisms: Philo Farnsworth meets a VR Chamber”

Anna’s Anachronisms: Samuel Langley versus Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

As the sunset painted the sky in vibrant tones of purple and orange, my shadow stretched out far behind me as I scurried across the large, open-border baseball field. Behind a thin cast of netting that stretched from one Coach’s box to the other, pivoting along with the on-deck circles, I spotted my target sittingContinue reading “Anna’s Anachronisms: Samuel Langley versus Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II”

Anna’s Anachronisms: Alexander Graham Bell versus A Modern-Day Cellphone

The bell of the café door dinged loudly as I swung it open and stepped through its faded, brown threshold. Ignoring the chime again as the door swung shut, I scanned the wooden booths (of which there weren’t many) as I handed my coat to the man standing by the door with a gracious smile.Continue reading “Anna’s Anachronisms: Alexander Graham Bell versus A Modern-Day Cellphone”

Anna’s Anachronisms: Karl Benz versus the Tesla Model S

I watched with anticipation as Karl Benz approached the car from the door of a large, brown brick building. His eyes were wide as they scoped the sleek length of the Tesla Model S parked against the curb of the sidewalk. From my vantage in the driver’s seat, I could see the shock wash acrossContinue reading “Anna’s Anachronisms: Karl Benz versus the Tesla Model S”