It's really probably more so that I am just getting old, since I am sure every generation of "scifi" readers has experienced the same thing. Here is yet another article
that reminds me of all kinds of different scifi books I have read. I've gotten this feeling quite a bit the past month or so as I have read some amazing "coming breakthrough" type articles. Amazing and somewhat scary times to be sure. Or does every generation feel that way as they get older and the stuff they read kids and young adults starts to become the world they live in????