The Future Is Now

Text by Jorge Arauz, Editor in Chief. Photo by David C. Cleland | July 12, 2018 | Lifestyle

When I was a little boy, I remember sitting on my father’s lap one Sunday as he read the newspaper. We were killing time before embarking on a family trip to watch alligator wresting in the Everglades. To this day, I still haven’t witnessed the sport, since we got lost trying to find the place that day. Fast foward 20 years and the same scenario would have played out very differently today. We would have started the day off Googling “Alligator Wrestling in the Everglades” on our laptops, browsed through dozens of posted reviews to pick the best spot and plugged in the coordinates to the GPS in less time than it would have taken us to call for directions. The moral of the story is that change is good, and the future is coming at us so quickly that the real tomorrow is today. As a result of your feedback, we’ve recently taken our magazine a step further by launching our virtual edition, complete with page-turn technology, embedded supplementary videos, and music incorporation that sets the tone for what you’re reading. Along with a complete site redesign, we will also be incorporating videos we produce to augment your experience as you browse through the material we’ve gathered for you. Every website mentioned in the print magazine will be linked to the virtual edition, meaning that with one click, you can learn more about the people, places, pastimes and products we feature on our pages. You can also email specific articles to your friends, family and contacts to show them what living in paradise is really all about. Our integrated search engine allows you to search current and past issues to find out when you and your family and friends have been featured on our pages. If we could only come up with a way to track you via GPS, we’d really be able to fulfill all your needs with on-the-minute information that is relevant to wherever you are at the time. But don’t worry, that’s not part of our business model…yet.

Jorge Arauz | Editor-in-Chief