For this reading, although it was short and we should have read it a few times, I really got a lot from it on the first reading. So hopefully some of you guys saw what I saw too.
From what I got from the reading the professor posted, I think that the argument is that science fiction has given its readers and listeners a wrong idea of the future and that our futures aren't visible, we only have aspirations to what we wish for our futures. What the writer (I think)tries to say about science fiction is that the future is so unclear and not guaranteed in ways we hope they are. The future consists of what we hope it hold for us. So many plan their future out but no one is ever truly prepared for the future and the future does not wait for you because your plans haven't happened yet. To be honest, I don't really know how it relates to the surrogates besides maybe about the future. Surrogates were the future and were made for the future. Like, surrogates tried to beat the future. (I don't think that makes sense, but maybe someone understands). Really hoping someone can relate to what I thought!