With collaborators like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Stan Lee dreamed up futuristic technology and alien civilizations, but he still marvels at the advancements he witnesses in our world.
I always knew new inventions and new things would come along,” he tells music producer Steve Aoki the latest edition of Wired’s “Neon Future Sessions.’ “I didn’t think it would happen so fast. I didn’t think in my lifetime we’d have things like navigators in automobiles, that we’d have smartphones that can talk to you, but, boy, science is moving so fast. They’re actually managing to keep up with me.”
Lest you think those are rose-colored glasses he’s wearing, the 92-year-old writer drops a bomb regarding his expectations for the future.
“I think eventually the world will blow itself up,” he says matter-of-factly,” because we’re getting so good at explosives and missiles, and eventually some nut is going to come along, launch a missile against another country, they’ll throw one back there, and before you know it, poof.”
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