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    In which my future self reports back from the year 2050. Note: someone’s changed a lot of the paragraph breaks, but it still makes some sense. Well, as much sense as it ever does.



    Many things are different here in the future -- and not all for the better. Not that I recall huge amounts about what it was like in your time. Long term memory’s not all it was for various reasons, including old age. But here in my Icelandic volcano base with my third wife, Vagina Monologue, everything is quite safe...

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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2010
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    They don't trust you enough to leave your graphs alone? Eels!

    Personally I liked this bit:
    Stop treating your housing like edifices of a greater time that you scuttle into like rats. You’re not living inside the husk of a dinosaur. You’re operating a mature technology intended to outlive its original users and you, and learn from the changing world around it all the time.
    Part of the reason we're getting the house we are is to keep it here. We like this house, and we want other people to enjoy it when we're done with it. But we're also planning on opening up the walls and updating it to be a structure that suits a more modern life. And to make sure the old knob-and-tube wiring doesn't burn the fucker down.
    Fair warning, though. Here in 2050, I finally got my orbital death-ray.
    You maniacs! You blew it up! Damn you! Damn you all to hell!
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    Warren, with regards to you work with Wired UK; column 15 is your most interesting piece. Good job. Not sure if the (paragraph breaks)
    helped or hindered(?), but I enjoyed.