Here’s this week’s Wednesday Story:

Living in the Future - a short story by Patrick S. Stemp and Anita Soelver

Living in the Future

You can’t trust the movies.
I don’t have a jet pack or hoverboard!
There are no flying cars!
We should be living in the future by now!

Written by Patrick S. Stemp
Illustrated by Anita Soelver

Patrick's thoughts

It’s not totally fair to say that we’re not living in the future. We’ve made some amazing progress. The things we have now, compared to the 70’s or 80’s or even just five years ago, are pretty amazing.

But we got all the stuff we didn’t know we wanted. We get to carry our phones with us everywhere we go, in constant contact with everyone in the world. We get Facebook and Twitter. We get to know what everyone thinks at any moment, and we got click bait!

I’d rather have a hover board.

I guess having endless access to music and books on my phone is pretty cool.

And all of this amazing technology is what allowed Anita and I to meet. We’re a world apart but together in friendship and a common goal.

I wouldn’t trade that for a silly hover board.

I do still have my heart set on owning a DeLorean someday, with or without the flux capacitor.

Anita's thoughts

Back to the Future is one of my favorite movies of all times. And when I watched movie number 2 in the trilogy for the first time, it didn’t feel impossible that we would have hoverboards or flying cars in 2015. That’s was waaaay out in the future.

And what a cool future it would be.
Fast-forward to 2016, and the future of the movies are now in the past.

I’ve seen some hoaxes (excuse me, pranks) about hover boards (which turned out to be not so cool after all), but maybe we’re getting nearer to that promised future; They passed the hoverboard, and went straight to flyboard. Not to talk about the AeroMobil. As with everything that’s being posted on the internet, I’m retaining the right to be sceptical of whether it’s really true or just another hoax. But it sure looks cool. Might not be as awesome as the flying DeLorean or Marty’s hoverboard, but still very interesting.

Now we just need to see the time machine invented, and we’ll really be living in the future 😀

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