Context: Riding to work, listening to Yaz on the Sirius radio.
laurie_robey: Wow. Back in the '80s, this would have seemed impossible. Satellite radio, the internet...
the_gneech: Back in the '80s, it was impossible, or we would have had it. The technology was still being developed.
laurie_robey: I just mean, it would have seemed too "futuristic".
the_gneech: It is the future! It's 2008 already! We just missed out on the flying cars.
the_gneech: We're supposed to have had a colony on Mars and at least two nuclear holocausts by now.