25 January 2016

Future Alternate History

I remember when Twilight 2000 was a plausible future and 15 years away.

I remember when Car Wars was a less plausible future and 30 years away.

Both are alternate histories now.

Damn.

Even Traveller, which you'd think being nearly 5,000 years in the future and therefore safe, is in danger of becoming an odd alternate history.  We don't, yet, have the "major powers" of France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, The UK and The US clamoring to empower the UN to assume a real role as binding world government.

If there's a Treaty of New York in 2024, though, start looking for Vilani around Barnard's Star.

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