The boring future

> One of the defining challenges of writing science fiction is explaining to the audience the amazing new things in this world while respecting the fact that the characters already live in that world… For you, this future is cool, but for them it’s just another day with the same old problems.

– [John Scalzi](, speaking at Google

See also Jamais Cascio, “[Your Posthumanism Is Boring Me](” and “[Fifteen Minutes Into the Future](”, and Stuart Candy, “[Amazing=Mundane](”.