When I was little I dreamt of a future filled with monorails, cities on Mars, personal jetpacks and flying cars that fold up into a briefcase for storage. Seems like my childish vision of a neat-o future was mostly based on transportation, and access to faraway places… and so far, none of this stuff has really happened.
My childish vision of a neat-o future was mostly based on transportation like monorails and flying cars existing.
A few years ago I had hope that Seattle was actually going to get a real monorail public transport system, but it failed miserably and they’re stuck with that touristy monorail from the world’s fair instead. The fact that Seattle’s monorail now runs through an aluminum Frank Gehry eyesore just makes the whole situation suck even more. Boo. Not even the simplest of my child-futurist dreams have been realized.
So what did we get instead?
I feel totally gyped… like gypsies came to my house in the night, stole my dreams, and traded them to a nearby village for some livestock or something.
What a total letdown.
So umm. Sorry if I offended any gypsies or anything.