I had a bit of a mental pause this morning. Ibis asked what today's date is, then answered himself before I could. He was shocked to discover it's already February 20th. We couldn't believe it's almost the end of February already!
It seems we do this every year - shake our heads in disbelief at how quickly time passes. But what's crazy about THIS particular February 20th is in a little over ten months it'll be 2010.
As in A Space Odyssey. Are you kidding me?
I remember being a kid and daydreaming about what life would be like in the year 2010. For sure we'd have hover crafts - there was no question about that - but what would we wear? Would we eat freeze-dried food like that astronaut ice cream we bought at the Air & Space Museum? Would we be best buddies with the little green men from Mars?
Surprisingly, our clothes are pretty much the same as what we wore in the 80s (minus a bit of florescent coloring), people still seem to prefer natural foods (although some junk food has me wondering), and we've yet to make contact with Martians (but not for lack of trying.) As for the hovercrafts, if this economy keeps up we won't be going anywhere, so our form of transportation won't be as important compared with the basic necessities.
Aside from the technological advances, our lives are still pretty much the same as they were back then. We're in closer communication with everyone, but we still have the same worries, the same fears, and the same hopes for future generations. Even if it is almost the "future."
Is there anything that you thought would be part of our daily lives by now that isn't? Or something that is that's surprised you?
Now please excuse me while I go polish my moon boots.