The other side of modernity

I’ve had a few “Blade Runner” moments. Times Square at midnight in summer. Listening to Japanese radio while standing on a hotel balcony overlooking downtown Honolulu. Walking from building to building across interconnecting ¬†enclosed pedestrian bridges in Hong Kong. The marvel of the Las Vegas strip.

In those moments, I felt like I was looking into the future. But it was the present. And the reality is those experiences are now part of my past.

The cliche is true. The future is now.

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The myth of the pivot

Keith Olbermann says:

When I was a kid excited about Halloween and trick or treating, I was told stories about nice people who gave children apples as a treat, but secretly, the apples contained razor blades.

That’s how I feel now. It’s Halloween, I’m hearing fruitful stories about how the krazy, krimson kuck is working with the other side to get government working. And I know there’s a razor in this apple.