More interesting as history than futurism
Isn’t there a religion that claims the world ended in 1918, and we are all living in something else now? Three-Toed Sloth suggests humanity has already experienced transition through the Singularity, Ray Kurzweil’s techno-parousia. It happened in the nineteenth century, it was called the Industrial Revolution, and it ended in 1918. Then why does science fiction place it in the future? I might say it’s because science fiction takes place in the future (except for Neal Stephenson’s), but maybe that’s circular reasoning. Three-Toed Sloth thinks it’s because “the owl of Minerva flies at dusk,” which phrase I hope to work into conversation soon.
Seen at less than singular.