So I’m on the train heading in to work. I pull out my laptop, plug my phone into it and start debugging the app I am working on. It has a weird bug that only manifests on the hardware and it is preying on my mind.
So there I am building and deploying to hardware, looking stuff up on the internets via tethering to the phone and I realise “OMG! I am living in the future!”
I know we don’t have flying cars or jet-packs, but we routinely do things that were considered impractical 5 years ago, impossibly difficult ten years ago, absolutely impossible twenty years ago, and never even imagined by anyone but the most forward thinking individuals as little as 30 years ago. This is the future, people.
The future creeps up on us slowly… and then suddenly we are living in it.