Cyberpunk 2020. A marvelous pen and paper role-playing game that I spent far too many of my cyberpunk fanboy years playing with friends.
Elevenish years from now is 2020.
It seems to me that the real world won’t look anything like the one portrayed in the RPG, Gibson’s Neuromancer or Stephenson’s Snow Crash in the archetypal year of all things cyber and punk.
Will our MMOs look vastly different from what they do today? Will they play differently? Will MMOs even exist in eleven years time?
We’ve had five years since World of Warcraft was released, think about what has changed in that time, how things have developed, adapted, evolved.
Eleven years is not that far away. I have a feeling that the Metaverse won’t be waiting for us when we get there.
2001 was eight years ago. We still don’t have a lunar base.
On the positive side, Nineteen Eighty-Four was only set a few years too early, maybe we’ll be jacking in to our decks in 2025.
I’m jacking into my deck right now, baby. IYKWIM.