(Back to) The Future

I’ve seen the future and it looks weird.

It doesn’t look shiny, it doesn’t look new. It resembles the past, but worse.

slow, 100 words about predicting the future
(c) 2015, Sonya

Let’s pause for a minute.

We take what we see today and extrapolate the future from there. You know, we ended up expecting hoverboards and flying cars in 2015 because when they imagined our present in the 1980s, they couldn’t imagine dwindling supplies of energy.

The 2015 of 2015 doesn’t resemble the 2015 of 1989.

If I’d predict the world in 2041, I’d fall into the same trap.

So forget what I said about having seen the future.