I remember visions of the future from my childhood. Books filled with stories of impossible cities. Films indicating that flying cars would soon be an everyday reality.
Tales of space adventures in galaxies far, far away…
Where anonymous figures in cumbersome space suits
traversed unfamiliar lunar landscapes
and went on exploratory missions beyond the stars.
Human colonies were built on distant planets. (Because colonisation always works out so well.)
Extra-terrestrial beings travelled across the vast emptiness of space to invade the earth. (This always seemed highly unlikely.)
Looking up at the night sky, I would try to imagine the depth of the universe and what else might be out there.
Wondering how it all came to be, where humans belonged in the picture, and why?