It’s Science Fiction Day! https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-science-fiction-day-january-2/
There seems to be always something going around the internet about how people in some foregone era envisioned the world in 2023/in future times.
Although I read a lot of science fiction in middle school (ask me how much I regret getting rid of my Isaac Asimov Foundation series!) and I grew up with the excitement, and tragedy, of the space shuttle launches, I didn’t spend a lot of time imagining what the future would be like, in terms of technological advancements.
I did dream about space, though, and I imagined a space travel that was like comfortably swimming through a pool of stars and floating down to the surface of planets.
In order to learn more about the planets in actuality, I had to sneak into my brother’s room when he wasn’t there, and do covert reads of his Our Universe book. Because, you know, science-is-for-boys and all that nonsense.
But mainly when I daydreamed, it was about past eras in history. Like prehistoric pasts. I only went so far as to hope that future worlds would revert to a natural utopia but without all the consuming-natural-resources-for-people-survival. I did like the concept of the Cloud City (but without the mining aspect) or some sort of self-contained habitat for people, however–a biosphere floating above the Earth biosphere where nature was allowed to do its thing.
How did you imagine the future to be when/if you daydreamed? What sci-fi books were your favourites, or what would recommend?
Oh, and here’s another fun little activity, if you want. Pinterest has released its “Pinterest Predicts 2023” and one of the predictions was that fashion would definitely take a spin around the intergalactic universe.
(My personal prediction is that there will be a “futuristic witch” gender fluid aesthetic emerge sometime. I also imagine that woven textiles and earth tones and such will be used in more urbanish/futuristic type clothing. Like steampunk meets hippie. https://www.pinterest.com/AuthorWillowCroft/2023-pinterest-predicts-sci-fi-fits/)
So if you want to imagine your own design vision for 2023, share the links to your Pinterest page (if you have one) in the comments and I’ll hop over and take a look!
(Which, truthfully, is also a confession that I haven’t managed to gravitate over to Mastodon yet! *smiles*)
Happy Science Fiction Day!