This has been a tough year. Pop culture let us down in many ways, even as our political system and our social institutions revealed a deeper seam of ugliness. But speculative fiction still offers us hope: not just optimism about human ingenuity, but actual reasons to look forward and keep our heads up.
Simon Pierro, a German magician, was on The Ellen Show last night. He's famous for doing all his magic tricks on an iPad using certain apps and merging reality with virtual reality. He's a tech wizard!