Bruce Sterling has written a wonderful essay on how normal the future might be.
Actually, we should be excited about reality. I mean, it surely wasn’t planned like that, but my last year was one huge trip into real-life sci-fi, including all the big machines and stuff. Of course, the whole thing sucked – but the geek-girl was morbidly fascinated and happy.
(Ha – and see: my exposé with the “normal-looking” sci-fi plot was just ahead of its time. Should I give it another try in November?)