Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Future Is...

...probably never going to arrive, at least not at this current pace.

Oh, well hello there, yes I'm back again. I'm sorry I keep taking these sabbaticals, but things come up. Like school, and work, and writer's block. I mostly haven't had topics. I've had a few vague ideas here and there I'd like to expand upon, but just haven't had the inspiration as of late. I did have the inspiration to write this so enjoy it...or there really are no consequences.

Anyways, where was I? Oh, right, the future. It sure is a fancy thing, the future. With it's promise of flying cars and pill based foods and pure enjoyment lifestyle. Who hasn't watched an episode of The Jetson's and thought about how awesome that would be? A robot maid, a dog who can talk or something, (I don't remember), and all kinds of fancy pants futuretechno junk.

It really is too bad we'll never get there. It seems like such a dandy place, the future. With it's lifestyle of sloth and never having to do a thing for yourself again. Just what we are seeking. Too bad we are collectively too lazy and obsessed with our own enjoyment to get to the future. I'm not bashing it, just saying that's the case. I'm no different.

I mean really, I could probably be doing something a whole lot more productive than sitting here blogging, but this is fun for me. So I'm gonna do it. And I'm also going to force people to read it at gun point. It's what I do. It's what I'll continue to do.

Society as a whole really does appear to be stagnating though, doesn't it? One could ask, 'But how much higher can we really go?' I don't know, but I'm sure we could figure it out. Sure, there are plenty of scientific breakthroughs these days, but how many of them really impact everyday life? Nobody thinks long-term anymore.

Just take a look at plastic surgery, such as breast implants. Sure there are those out there, that had breast cancer, but I'm going to go ahead and make the assumption that most boob jobs aren't done for that reason. Sure, they make your breasts bigger and whatnot now, but what about the longterm effects? They surely can't be good, but nobody stops to think about this, nobody cares. It's about the here and now.

I once read a book, I believe it was titled, "Crunch Time: How Everyday Life is Killing the Future". It was a fantastic read and I would suggest if you get the urge, a book on such a subject, pick it up.

Yeah...there's an update.