The Gray Bunny (graybunny) wrote,
The Gray Bunny

Sometimes it seems like, despite the hopes of generations of science fiction writers, nothing ever really changes. We certainly don't have jetpacks, flying cars, food pills, or cities containing no old buildings whatsoever. Some of the seeming is true: almost everything we do is based on something we did before -- there are very few hard and clean transitions in human societies. However, some of it is illusion born of the pace of the change and the fact that we are there for all the intermediate stages.

For example, twenty years ago, having a friend you'd never met in person was something very new, and people looked at you funny when you talked about it. Now, it's normal.
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