As we continue moving forward into this third decade of the 21st century, I can’t help but ponder the many things both we and our forebears thought society would have realized by now. I’m considering all of this in the midst of the growing COVID-19 scourge; which now has been officially declared a pandemic. Just imagine…by the year 2020, we thought we’d have:
A cure for cancer
A colony on Mars
Contact with extraterrestrials
Bullet trains in every major city
Life expectancy exceeding 90
Instead, what are we doing? Teaching people how to sneeze into their sleeves and wash their hands. What the fuck happened?!