"It's great, living in the future." I don't know how widespread this meme might be, but it is a relatively common observation among my friends. This has become increasingly true as our smartphones pick up more and more capability: GPS, personal assistants, location awareness, voice dictation, etc. Couple this with the sheer amount of information the Internet puts at our disposal, and you have a 1960s futurist's wet dream. All we're missing are jet packs and space colonies.
Which brings me to the point of this blog. (A): I don't think we'll get jet packs because flying one of those would scary as hell. (Stop and visualize it. You're flying at least higher than most two-story houses. Look down at your feet. See what I mean?) and (B): I'm trying to become a permanent settler on Mars. Seriously.
If I can muster the discipline to post here regularly, this will blog will look at how life is getting more Jetsons-like all the time and how visionary groups like Mars One and SpaceX are pushing the envelope even more.