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Day 219/365: The Future [20180807|12:12]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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[with a hint of |some loud angry industrial to drive out the terrible pop]

The Future Is Fantastic and Wonderful and Technology Makes Everything 1000000x Better

The proof: Our car. There is nothing I don’t love about this thing. I get it, start it up, and it detects my phone and start playing my music from Spotify. I brake, and it’s like, “Stupid human with your slow reflexes. Get out the way, I’ll handle this. Stopping NOW.” I press the accelerator and it’s like, “AHOY! YES! WE GO!” Even with all that power, it’s quiet, not smelly, and gets an outrageous number of miles out of a full tank of petrol. Claudia: you are the reason I no longer hate driving. I hope you last at least eight years, and after that, I promise we will replace you with an even more amazingly autonomous version of you.


The Future Is Terrible and We’re All Going To Die Alone Upside Down on the Floor of a Pub Toilet

The proof: Music. I was in the changing room at the gym and they were playing the usual pop du jour. I normally block it out, but today for some reason I started listening to it.

The lyrics went as follows: “I swipe right ‘cause I see just what I like/Baby, I tap twice for you/Cause we're living in a new age/It's called digital”, etc. And because the changing room was empty I shouted, ”Oh my god it’s a song about Tinder and I hate it and that means I’m OLD.”

My only comfort is that that song is not going to age well.

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[User Picture]From: rock_dinosaur
2018-08-07 14:57 (UTC)
I fear diabolical so-called 'music' is the least of our worries!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-08-07 16:34 (UTC)
You are, of course, correct. But raging against such nonsense clogging the airwaves is rather enjoyably futile. Whilst, for instance, raging against efforts to dilute what pitiful measures are in place to mitigate climate change, feels just plain futile. :(
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[User Picture]From: rock_dinosaur
2018-09-09 14:41 (UTC)
I set up an Instagram account a few weeks ago, and amongst the many things about it which I find thoroughly irritating is the fact that if you're daft enough to play any of those imbecilic 'stories', you invariably get a series of pointless videos backed with utterly god-awful rap music. It's become so all-pervading that even punks and goths use it as their musical wallpaper now. That would never have happened in my day!
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2018-08-07 15:35 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: gourou
2018-08-09 13:16 (UTC)
\o/ So good! :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-08-09 23:15 (UTC)
Best. Car. :D
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