When they aren’t predicting a future with electric snail-cars and no air conditioning, the pols of today are also enthusing about eating bugs.

Yes, that thing you did on a dare in the first-grade is now the meal plan of the future, says Canada’s PM, Justin Trudeau, among others.

This is not the 21st century I had envisioned.

But if you feel like you would still be hungry after some ladybug tacos, there’s always people.

“Cannibalism has a place and time,” reports the New York Times, which was once a real, serious journal of Western Civilization, before it became a satire site.

The writer talks about the increasing “spate” (good word) of books and movie depictions that seem to be “normalizing” cannibalism.

Gives a whole new meaning to me having you over for dinner, right?

Quotes one screenwriter: “We’re obviously living in a very strange moment…I feel like the unthinkable has become thinkable, and cannibalism is very much squarely in that category of the unthinkable.”

She seems nice.

A current bestseller, “Lapvona” also serves up some maneating.

The author, Ottessa Moshfegh, admits cannibalism might be disturbing, and says she wonders what part of the body you would begin your meal with, and “how it would feel to hold someone’s severed hand in yours?”

It’s like these people have never heard of silverware.

Don’t worry, though, the Times concludes that the feverish fascination with nibbling your neighbor is mostly just a commentary on capitalism.

Because those are exactly alike.

At this rate “The Purge” seems less like sci-fi and more like “World News Tonight”.

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