Good view of the future from the past from David Karpf in Wired:
Old WIRED said the swaggering, optimistic stuff out loud and muttered its critical, dystopian remarks in wry stage whispers. New WIRED has almost reversed that formula. The first issue began by describing a typhoon no one else could see. Today, everyone sees it, and the magazine reports on the effects and movements of the storm. It still voices plenty of enthusiasm around the edges. But WIRED is no longer simply cheering the imminent arrival of the future. It seems to recognize that behind this patch of turbulence is probably another one.