Like Bladerunner

Sometimes life is like in Bladerunner. Here I am sitting at a coin-op public network access terminal in a bus station, waiting for my bus to Seoul. I realized that, considering I need to deal with the jerks at the Jeonju Immigration Office, I should probably go pick up my ticket and passport today so that I can get the work on my Re-Entry visa processed before Wednesday. I’ve heard that they purposefully dely things until the last possible day, just out of spite, and I have an appointment in Seoul on Wednesday, so I need to be able to go to the office tomorrow so that I can reasonably demand the paperwork be done for Tuesday or at the latest Wednesday morning.

Anyway, sitting here at the public access terminal feels somehow futuristic. I wonder if that’s a kind of sign of future shock, my feeling that something I am actually living in the middle of feels futuristic to me. How much more bewildering will the next ten years be for me, when I face things that I never read about in SF novels but which will be happening to us all? I suppose it’s my job as an aspiring SF-writer to be churning out the ideas that will prepare us for that&#151p;I even argued that in an essay on this site (but have no time to link to it for now)… but I am beginning to wonder what will happen when the boundary between SF and realism begins to dissolve. Hmmmmmmmmmm.

Something to think about on the bus…

One thought on “Like Bladerunner

  1. hi!

    Not sure how i stumbled upon your website but juz like to say I love it! And the background pics too! Didn’t have time to read everything but I’m sure it will be interesting. Hope you don’t mind if I put a link in my website. ^^*

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