Can you guess which TV show I was watching when I had the idea for this strip? Oh, well, I guess I gave that away in the second panel. But since I mention the 21st century: Isn’t it awesome when you watch a show or movie that is set in the future, but the “future” is the year 1990 or 2012 or something? It’s really entertaining to compare futuristic visions from the past to current reality, and I wonder what the real world will look like when our time catches up with the Star Trek timeline. Probably as disappointing as the lack of flying cars and hover boards when we reached the year 2015. On the other hand it’s comforting to know that all the postulated apocalypses haven’t materialized either, so I guess we’ve got that going for us.