Which Old Science Fiction Trope Has Become Part of Your Everyday Life?

One of the main ways that you know we’re Living in the Future is when you see something that used to be a huge science fiction trope, but now it’s just an ordinary part of life. Like arguing with computers—back in the day, debates with machines were a funny “what if.” And now, we argue with computers all the time.

But which science fiction mainstay has become something you find yourself doing on a regular basis? And how much cognitive dissonance do you have when you realize that an old science fiction plot idea is now just part of your everyday reality?


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