Something strange is happening.
People are growing up to see the science-fiction they saw as a child become reality. This used to be just old people, because technology took its sweet time catching up with the futures we envisioned. But nowadays, it’s happening much more rapidly. The things I saw depicted as “science-fiction magic” in my cartoons have snuck their way into the real world. And it’s actually not magic at all!
Sure, this doesn’t go for every crazy thing that’s been written into fictional universes, but it does hold true for a fair chunk of the things we “wow”ed at. Hell, we can actually hold video conversations using watches these days. And yet, nobody seems to care much. It’s not special, it’s not magic, it’s just where we happen to be at right now.
After reading this post, take a moment and think about how technology is integrated into your life. The things you do with it, the way it supports the world. Look real closely at that picture, and tell me if you see anything that vaguely hints at futuristic science-fiction.
Dystopian sci-fi counts for half points by the way, since it doubts The Good and slows down progress.