in the not-so-distant future

in the not-so-distant future

At a time not very far in the future. When I was growing up, we never would have believed you that we'd be using phones as powerful as computers in the not-so-distant future. The story is set in the not-so-distant future, when artificial intelligence has just begun to take control of our daily lives.
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Imagine a world in the not-so-distant future where biotechnologists and/or genetic engineers create human clones to perform menial labor.