Tuesday, August 19

Back to the Future


I read this fun magazine from 1979 predicting what the future would be like in 2000. I was impressed that they managed to predict anything correctly, albeit our fish farming doesn't utilize dolphin, the "sheepdog of the sea."
  • Instant voting of 100 million votes in an hour to determine how a TV show progresses (American Idol)
  • World population of 6 billion
  • Most mail will be electronic
  • Hip replacements
  • Common satellite TV
  • Millions of workers telecommuting
  • A portable device giving directions
  • TV recording
  • Genetically engineered crops
Link: http://www.pointlessmuseum.com/museum/usbornebookofthefuture001.php

Sunday, August 17

Sonia

This is Sonia. She's resting after earning 50 rupees begging, the safest occupation for trans people in Mumbai.

Thursday, August 14

My Calendar

Not that I do many scheduled activities or always post them, but here's my calendar. You can bookmark the link: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=ephilei%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Chicago