Which brings me to my point (and I do have one). Somewhere along the line, we started living in the future. I can’t pinpoint exactly when this happened, as there certainly wasn’t any formal announcement that I was aware of, but it did happen. We don’t have flying cars, personal robots, Elroy Jetson rocket belts, Martian resort hotels, teleporters, or TARDISes, but we’re still there, at least as far as anyone for whom the very idea of something like an iPhone would have been science fiction. It’s a ubiquitous gadget these days, sure, but remember that this thing you keep in your pocket and probably play Snood on has significantly more computing power than those giant, room-filling computers of decades past.
It’s amazing. Why don’t we appreciate that more than we do? Has the domain of Captain Kirk or Doctor Who become so commonplace to us now, or are we just spoiled?