By way of a followup to a previous blog entry, I’d like to point out a dissenting opinion. Maciej Cegłowski writes some very interesting stuff about his travels; in recent months he’s been in China. And he says:
The year 2000 was supposed to bring us flying cars, flying robots, moon cities, undersea bases, bionic medicine, artificial brains, orbiting lasers, monoliths, domes, hypersonic airliners, cyborg bodies and giant space stations. Instead, when the big odometer finally rolled over, we were told to accept as the acme of Western technological achievement the autonomous vacuum cleaner and animated smiley.