PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta explores whether we live in the future, er, now. Rugnetta also looks at what our concepts of “The Future” mean for the current time, and whether we’re missing out by documenting and preparing for it.
We spend a lot of time thinking about THE FUTURE. But spoilers, maybe the future is now! Forget hoverboards, flying cars, jetpacks, and structures made of bubbles — the future is here, and your notion of the one you were “promised” was probably a lie. Look around you! Computers the size of pennies, instant communication across the oceans. The Future is now! But why still do we defer to an idea of “The Future”? And what happens to Now when we’re living in the future?