So today’s strip is basically the counterpoint of this strip from a couple weeks back. Yes, I enjoy and appreciate all the cool technologies we have at this moment in time but as a kid I was promised so much more! I remember reading Arthur C. Clarke’s masterpieces, 2001 & 2010 back in the eighties, and I couldn’t wait to visit moon bases and start taking trips to Saturn (well, Jupiter, after Stanley Kubrick’s take on the material). I’m not even going to mention the jetpacks and hoverboards most people my age expected. Is it even possible I’ll get to take a trip to the moon in my lifetime? SpaceShipTwo is a heartening start, but seriously – this is what we were promised: