Tag Archives: vision of the future

Technobsolescence

By 2038, the world no longer used razor blades. At least, not for the removal of bodily hair. This was not because humanity had – finally – relinquished its socially constructed obsession with beauty standards and polished appearance. Alas, the … Continue reading

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Otherwise Occupied

Yuppies, maybe? Wealthy types, anyway. Definitely bourgeois. That’s one thing that’s an absolute certainty. They might be a family; working dad, in his 40’s or 50’s, away a lot of the time because his job makes a lot of demands … Continue reading

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Blockbuster Medical Invention

A leech, a bedbug and a mosquito go into a bar. They all order the same drink and, even though they have to pierce the skin of their prey in order to sup, all leave with their thirst quenched. Their … Continue reading

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You Can Almost Smell The History

“As you are all no doubt aware, Alexander ‘Fedora’ Fennerman had two great loves; cocaine, and himself.” Some of the tourists tittered at this, others merely smiled or nodded. “He swept across the Rust Belt on his chopper – a … Continue reading

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Institutional

Asamoah loved school at that age – though that never stopped him from trying to kid his mama into letting him stay home once in a while! Once she had found his sleeping face so cute that she had been … Continue reading

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Shopping in Ancient Times

Excerpt from ‘Final Stores: Consumerism in the Pre-Internet Age’, Pietro Mulligan & Sascha Bordstrøm (eds.), 2150 In the era before ubiquitous home delivery services and DroneDrops™ made leaving the home to purchase goods an unnecessary inconvenience, consumers had to travel … Continue reading

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Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2038

Sierra Mañana, author and revolutionary, was unheard of a mere eighteen months ago. Then, her book A People’s Planet; You are the Saviour of Earth was published, and has since been translated into almost fifty languages on its way to becoming … Continue reading

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