Things about the Future I learned from watching Blade Runner

  • In the future, Atari has cornered the home entertainment market, and Coca-Cola has won the cola wars.
  • In the future, all consumer products are represented by a geisha.
  • In the future, real snakes are astoundingly expensive, much more expensive than simulacrums of snakes created in world-class genetic laboratories. However, these perfectly simulated snakes are so cheap that even the average stripper can afford them, despite the fact that snakes are in such high demand.
  • In the future, doves grow spontaneously out of the aether. They are also metaphors.
  • In the future, whenever people get drunk they have visions of unicorns.
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