Things are just changing too fast and too much. It's going to get stranger and stranger.
The fine article (and podcast) in Wired is actually about how sci-fi writers are getting more political, and how the "abnormality" is Trump, etc., but this back-to-normality thing is way bigger than politics.
Science is becoming science fiction. Artificial intelligence, CRSPR gene editing, hypersonics, supercomputing, crowdsourcing, gravity waves, Instagram, augmented reality, virtual sex, quantum stuff, nanotech, fracking, climate freaking change... And, really, don't get me started on world politics. There's not path back to when all that isn't happening.
Being a science fiction writer myself (I'm comfortable saying that after three books published), I'm sure not contemplating normality in the same color palette as …