04/04/2014 06:52 am ET Updated Apr 10, 2014

11 Ways Technology Has Changed Since We Were Kids

"When I was your age..." you say, beginning long-winded stories of your childhood of hard-knocks. You walked four miles to school in the bitter cold and never had cool video games to keep yourself entertained or the Internet to help write your research papers, right?

It's true, kids nowadays have it pretty good. They have a million options for entertainment, tons of resources to learn new things, and gadgets that make life's little annoyances so much easier.

But everything has its downside. Though we're grateful for technology, we'll never regret not having more of it growing up. Because if we'd had today's gadgets and gizmos back then, we would have missed out on family time watching TV together and fighting with our siblings over the remote, before the time of TiVo. Heck, we might not even know how to read an analog clock or read a map.



Redditers Share How Tech Has Affected Their Lives