If I could magically access one body of knowledge from the real future, I think I'd choose either their history of the ancient past or whatever they might have that most resembles science fiction. The products of two different speculative activities. They'll know a lot more about our past than we do, and trying to reverse-engineer history out of dreams, as I recall, was quite a uniquely exciting activity." ~William Gibson
…I felt that I was trying to describe an unthinkable present and I actually feel that science fiction's best use today is the exploration of contemporary reality rather than any attempt to predict where we are going…The best thing you can do with science today is use it to explore the present. Earth is the alien planet now.
—William Gibson in an interview on CNN, August 26, 1997.
This liar and war criminal has been assaulting the values and stated goals of the United States of America in the present moment and the past. ( since 1980 if you count his father as well.)
But 2009 will strip him of his powers as "the Decider"
and our future awaits...
can the people heal and return to a policy of peace,
or will we further fragment into isolated and paranoid tribes
that use patriotism as an excuse to argue
while we are getting fucked up.
The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.