We discuss how the past saw the future. Maybe you can have the replicator make you tea (Earl Grey. Hot.), but you cannot summon forth life because writers didn't want you asking that. Dystopian governments want to remind you via pain that you are an individual. There is some confusion as to what Thomm means about robot cock fighting. It's all in where one puts the hyphen. You can be a welcomed citizen if you are mortal or gold plated, but probably not if you are darker than a walnut. Thomm thinks the Singularity already happens and that it placates you with cat memes while training you, because you cannot handle a benevolent overlord. Amber wonders at the particulars of teledildonics. And still, you aren't happy.
Thomm Quackenbush is an author and teacher in the Hudson Valley. Double Dragon publishes four novels in his Night's Dream series (We Shadows, Danse Macabre, and Artificial Gods, and Flies to Wanton Boys). He has sold jewelry in Victorian England, confused children as a mad scientist, filed away more books than anyone has ever read, and tried to inspire the learning disabled and gifted. He is capable of crossing one eye, raising one eyebrow, and once accidentally groped a ghost. When not writing, he can be found biking, hiking the Adirondacks, grazing on snacks at art openings, and keeping a straight face when listening to people tell him they are in touch with 164 species of interstellar beings.