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I, For One, Welcome Our New Robot Overlords

Posted by Dirck on 15 January, 2021

I have now and again mentioned the inward tug-of-war I feel between the idea of the future that I absorbed during my childhood (the shiny Space Odyssey/Space:1999 future, not the bleak On The Beach/Soylent Green one) and the experience of living in that future. Yes, Star Trek suggested the 21st century was going to be a little rough, but I’m no more rational than average and I will happily pick and choose the nicer bits of prophecy.

Sometimes the gleeful anticipation side of the equation gets a reward. My phone learns a new and useful trick. I get a functional head-up display for my daily driving.

And there’s stuff like this lumbering about.

It’s not lumbering around anywhere near me, but as William Gibson observed there is uneven distribution of the future. And to be honest, if I’m not in it, I’d prefer it wasn’t nearby.

Today’s pen: Parker 180 (which is, itself, very much the shape of Yesterday’s Future)
Today’s ink: Herbin Poussière de Lune

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