Not only is this absolutely true of technology (current and future) and the Real World in general it is also a very accurate observation about fiction and the imagination and what can be expected of what is predicted by fiction and fiction authors as well.
Assumptions must always be carefully and critically examined and never just predicted as inevitable.
Zygmunt Bauman, the esteemed Polish sociologist, is now 90 years old. His advanced age has done nothing to slow his prodigious productivity. During a recent visit to Spain, he gave an interview that was published in El Pais. I encourage you to read the whole thing, it is not very long. There was one paragraph […]