It seems we’ve stopped dreaming of technology. It’s something that we just kind of expect, the constant improvement of what we can do with what we have. Technology has become so common place that it’s boring, and access to it is a necessity.
Mundane and addictive. A mother has to convince her neighbor to lock their wifi so that the children’s internet curfew is enforced.
There was a time when we dreamed. There was this period of Star Trek, of SkyNet and the Terminator.
The Matrix, Tron: Legacy, and so much more. People were talking about Collective Intelligence and things of that ilk. SecondLife opened up the concept of the Metaverse and became an early simulator for what the Internet of Things would be credited for.
But we don’t really have this sort of stuff anymore because we have this sort of stuff everywhere.
The electric sheep need a new dream.