When I was growing up, 2015 one of the many dates plucked out of the aether as ‘the future’. When writers and artists imagined the day after tomorrow, this is when it happened. Technologies that changed mankind almost beyond recognition. Travel to the stars and then beyond.
And now here we are. 2016. Things are so much more mundane than we expected, which is probably always the case. But at the same time, they are so much stranger than we supposed.
The fever dreams of the generations before are still alive today and getting odder and more interesting as we time travel the old fashioned and patient way.
If I have to grow old and gray to see the future, I’m willing, but deep down I see the future that could be, that should be. As human and strange as can be, but real nonetheless.