"It’s 2059, and the Rich Kids Are Still Winning."

Seattle-area sci-fi author Ted Chiang this week inaugurated a fun new series for the New York Times, "in which science fiction authors, futurists, philosophers and scientists write op-eds that they imagine we might read 10, 20 or even 100 years in the future." Chiang's column combines income inequality and genetic manipulation. Like the best science-fiction, it's a mirror to our present time.