My son has pointed out to me that we can see the future in several areas but we are seeing no progress in adopting the obvious reality.
Residential houses today are still made the same way they always have been. Factory houses are readily available and have been for a long time. They have every feature of size, cost and function that we dream of.
I am told by people in the pharmacology industry that major improvements in the healthcare industry are already on the market or in the pipeline and could be available now or shortly if they were not stuck in the bureaucracy.
It is clear that all educational information and material is now abundantly available online. The barriers to using them in academia are deeply embedded in the society and can not change quickly.
It is strange to be living next door to the future and seeing it over the fence but not having access to it.