[As always, Josh Sibley’s opinions do not reflect those of the JKP! group at large or, indeed, most reasonable people… except for this time, actually.]
Most generations growing up had “the future” as some far flung, wholly removed from reality idea. Space travel, with star dates to go along with them. Buck Rogers, Commando Cody serials. Sometimes it was merely an ideal: Disney’s concept of “Tomorrow”. Sometimes that was a little more grounded, but there was never a date. Even right before my generation, “The future” was in a time when years were meaningless and apes ruled. The future was little more than an excuse to have a different setting. After Gen X got in full swing, visions of the future were almost exclusively bleak: If they had a specific date, it didn’t matter, because you wouldn’t want to be amongst the pile of skulls and murder cyborgs anyway.
My generation had something different, something better. My generation had a bright, achieveable future with a specific date attached. The date of the future.
4:29pm, Wednesday October 21st, 2015. Continue reading