Used Future

Thoughts on what we once considered "the future," you know, when the Space Shuttle fulfilled all our dreams and desires as a marvel of technology.

“George Lucas wanted all the rebel ships to look secondhand, old, and beat up,” said one member of the film’s crew. “He wanted them to look like they weren’t as well built or well designed as the Imperial ships”—like they had already been occupied for a long time. When Star Wars was released in 1977, the question was no longer whether we should live in machines. It was how we would occupy them.
The B2 Stealth bomber was once the future of military aircraft. Now the Predator seems to be the weapon of choice - remote-controlled, often from the United States, the Predator flies high above the terrain and in military parlance is used for “target acquisition.”

The B2 Stealth bomber was once the future of military aircraft. Now the Predator seems to be the weapon of choice - remote-controlled, often from the United States, the Predator flies high above the terrain and in military parlance is used for “target acquisition.”