THE FUTURE IS a foreign country. Not only do they do things differently, the things they do are often incomprehensible, wildly exciting or profoundly horrifying. And the locals won’t stop to translate for you. The only effective way to cope with the shock is through immersion, the way a child learns.
I rather enjoyed reading the first couple of paragraphs of this, describing the experience of science fiction, as a genre. The author isn’t the first to describe it that way, certainly, but it’s elegantly phrased. And I do so enjoy elegant writing.
Elegant writing and elegant code. Two of life’s greatest pleasures.