I recently came across this pretty old (2010) article from Discover Magazine which reminds us that the future is now.
Our Baudrillardian hyper-reality is one in which world-altering inventions must be instantly integrated into our lives or we begin to fall behind, to fall out of reality. If you met someone who didn’t use a cellphone or computer and had no idea what the internet was, would you say that person shared your reality? Really?
Not only does the article point out that our current reality is about as sci fi as you can get, but that “our current visions of the future are actually outdated in relation to current technology.” This really struck me, as a writer who is imagining future futures, and struggling with what kinds of fantastic yet plausible things might populate such a future. Food for thought.