I read this Penny Arcade Comic the other day. Cuspin'
And it made me think. We do live in the science fiction world of yesterday. We have communicators, submarines, space ships, powerful computers. It's absolutely amazing.
So the question, I wonder, is "what's next?" Where is the new science fiction to push it to the next level. I'm not talking about things like warp drive, androids, or society falling apart (possibly due to warp drive or androids). I mean what's next? Back when folks like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells created their stories, they were absolutely crazy. Stuff no ordinary person would ever think of. Stuff ordinary people thought was so insane, nobody would ever do those things.
We've done a lot of those things.
So what now? What are the totally insane science fiction ideas no ordinary person would ever think of? I have no idea. Are there some books I need to read?