"When I was a kid, books and television were filled with images of the future, of World's Fairs of the future, pavillions of the future, cars of the future, kitchens of the future. It was the common currency of the childhoods of everyone born circa the middle Fifties. We all wanted to know what the future would look like, and when it would get here.
But no one seems to talk about the future anymore. In the middle of the night, someone backed up a truck and took the future away.
Now, perhaps, it is time to take back the future.
Now, while the future post-2000 has yet to be determined, we should seize the opportunity and define it ourselves, rather than letting it happen to us unguided.
It it, I confess, a rather large dream on my part.
But where is it written that all our dreams must be small?"
J. Michael Straczynski
Sitting back and looking forward.
7 December 1998