30 March 2016

This is the Future

This is the future. The future we read about and saw in movies when we were younger. It may be a little different, but this is definitely it, and it becomes more apparent as we go along.

The other day I drove past 7 kids on those "hoverboards", just cruising down the side of the street. My car told me which roads to avoid because an accident had just happened right there and then by crunching up tons of data from hundreds of cars that had slowed down on a specific street. I walked past a coffee shop with a guy sitting outside with a VR headset on his head talking to someone I couldn't see while staring into the distance. All one needs to do is take a look at the skyline of a new city like Dubai or Shanghai and flashback to Blade Runner.

We may have gotten a few things off in the movies of the 80's and 90's, but make no mistake, the future we foresaw is now and we are living it, and things are moving faster than ever. It's an interesting time.