The Future is Now

Our parents and grandparents lived in more optimistic times than we do today. They saw the future as bright with possibilities and filled with the benefits of our rapidly advancing technology.
 

The Astounding World of the Future

 
The future is now. OK, actually it’s last week sometime because we’ve “come farther” than what is shown in this video. In any event, feel free to quietly weep because those bright-eyed visionaries of the early-to-mid 20th century were so very right in their predictions and so very wrong about how we would make them come true.

Related Reading:

The Water Knife: A novel
The Big Book of Irony
Future Shock 2.0
A Rhetoric of Irony (Phoenix Books)
@heaven: The Online Death of a Cybernetic Futurist

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