It is 2011.
We can clone sheep. We’ve had a vaccine for Polio for decades. Personal computers and the internet have revolutionized the way we communicate and how we conduct business. I can talk on a cellular device almost anywhere in the world. Google can translate webpages in real time. The President of the United States is black. We’ve been walking on the moon for over 40 years.
It is still impossible for my roommate to flush a toilet while I’m showering, without it scalding me.