A REVIEW OF DANIEL WILSON’S Where’s My Jetpack? A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived, by (no relation) Simon Reynolds. Troubling observation: “Today we seem to have trouble picturing the future, except in cataclysmic terms.” That’s a cultural thing, I think, brought about more by the values of filmmakers, etc. than by anything inherent in reality. But it’s true enough.
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