Earlier this year, Kevin Zero, of Grinding fame, wrote Your Jetpack (Cannibal Futures), an excellent rant on the old "Where's my f**king jetpack?" trope that called on people to stop sitting around and actually build their own future. There was also something about a latex gimp suit and strapping rockets to asses, which I quite appreciated.
It's dead-on, and provoked me to think about what exactly people want out of a future. For a long time my grousing reply to "Where's my f**king jetpack?" had been "I don't know, you were too busy whining to build the damn thing."
About David Forbes
David Forbes realized very young that he wanted to know everything. He also realized that he derived sincere enjoyment from taking things -- personalities, ideas, symbols, events, social systems -- apart to see how they worked -- and how they could change. He writes for a living as a journalist, with side stints as an impromptu editor or agent, occasionally paid. He also writes fiction, poetry and general thoughts, rarely paid.”
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