Kevin (erf_) wrote,

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we are the world, we are the future

Future Past: a funny, wistful, and slightly bitter look at what the past thought the present would be like, with lots of silly illustrations. Extremely fascinating. I honestly can't tell if the author is a young snark from our era or a bitterly nostalgic seventy-year-old--he talks of the Future That Should Have Been with the familiarity of someone who was there when it was still the Future That Was Going To Be, but he makes well-informed references to reality television and modern movies, and he even uses the modern version of the Dr. Who logo at one point.

Humanity, I'm disappointed in you! It's almost 2010! To hell with e-commerce and digital cameras; I should be posting this entry from the moon! On my rocket-powered skateboard! While having my robot servants make chocolate chip cookies out of plastic wrap and liquid nitrogen!

On a related note, Jonathan Coulton's "The Future Soon" (listen for free) so needs to be the soundtrack to a crappy YouTube music video about Deus Ex (or anything that has to do with bionic augmentation).


Last week I left a note on Laura’s desk
It said I love you signed anonymous friend
Turns out she’s smarter than I thought she was
She knows I wrote it, now the whole class does too
And I’m alone during couple skate
When she skates by with some guy on her arm
But I know that I’ll forget the look of pity in her face
When I’m living in my solar dome on a platform in space
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