Friday Fun: Science Fiction

After last night’s rant about poor design, I figure I should balance the scales with some good design. As a life-long science fiction fan, I’ve spent much of the last ten years saying “WOW!” at how many things are part of our world that were once just features of my favorite pulp fiction.

Here are three devices still in the research and pre-production phases that impress me, even after the past ten years of progress that borders on the ludicrous.

Andrew Vachss received a rejection on his first novel, based on the editor thinking his predictions were too far-fetched. Ten years later, they describe the social situation for urban gang life to near perfection. We live in an age of wonders, and it blows my mind to think about the tech my sons will find boring when they’re my age.

Thanks for listening.

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