On Living in the Future

Here’s a couple of things I’ve ended up telling people over the past few months:

  • “Our vacuum cleaner isn’t working properly anymore. It needs a software upgrade.”
  • “Honey, I forgot the shopping list. Could you email it to my phone please?”

Statements which we make almost without pausing these days, but which only would have been everyday sentences this century, which would only have made sense (if at least only as lines from a science fiction story) only in the past decade or two, and which would have been nonsensical even when I was in high school.

I love living in the future. How about you?