IN THE FUTURE the ‘book’ will have completely disappeared and..
You: Book? What is a “book”? Oh, that thing with letters, phrases, paragraphs and chapters that we could download on a Kindle back in the day?
(below: “Kindle” device, circa 2016.)
If you’d let me finish.. digital book readers we’re discontinued when people started to listen to audio books instead, but the ancestor to the digital book (or “Kindle”) was an actual physical book, it was made of paper pages with words written on them..
(below: side view of “paper” pages.)
You: Books were made from what? Paper pages? What is “paper”? Paper is made from trees? Trees? What are “trees”?
Forget it.. you’re probably not even reading this to begin with, since reading was outlawed by ‘The Man’ back in 2055.
IN THE FUTURE the ‘television’ will be an amalgamation of a desktop computer merged with an adjustable recliner.
(above: artist rendering of the telecliner.)
The aim of this invention is to enable North Americans to be able to do all of their favorite (and non-favorite) activities from one singular location. The final component to make this day come to pass is the invention of the “hard light keyboard”.
(above: the Hard Light Keyboard “HLK” invented by L’Aight! K. Hardley in 2026.)
As to be expected, the invention will cause a few drawbacks in modern society, such as; an increased rate of cancer due the constant proximity to electronic devices, diabetes and muscle atrophy.
On the plus side, cybersex will make a huge comeback, which will eradicate all sexually transmitted diseases by the late 21st century (a.k.a. the Anno Domini era), while having the adverse effect of a 56% rise in elbow and wrist tendinitis.
IN THE FUTURE there will be two types of jobs in America. Podcasters and people who critique podcasters (on their own podcast of course).
On that day, the Earth will implode and reality will come undone by the sheer magnitude of the ouroboros it creates.
I am fairly confident that I made the correct choice investing all of my capital in oil, corn and steel pots, because that’s a show I wouldn’t want to miss without a huge tub of popcorn.
IN THE FUTURE the English (spoken) language will be whittled down to two words/expressions: “Like” and “Y’know”. On rare occasions, both at the same time. All other communication will be restricted to handheld devices which will consist of a variation of beeps, boops, squees and clicks.
(below: approximate appearance of the evolved bipeds once known as “Humans”)