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10/17 – Top five predictions for the next ten years

October 16, 2008

This week – make five predictions for the next ten years.  As usual, any criteria for selection applies.

Bonus question: which of your Friday Fun colleagues is a super hero and what super power do they possess?

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  1. delphinia permalink*
    October 17, 2008 2:37 pm

    Technology and Commerce: All consumer products will be in pod form, which Apple owns the patent on by 2009, making Steve Jobs the richest man in the universe:
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    Pod campers:

    Fashion 2010: Pink permanently replaces black as the fashion foundation color. Designers start cutting haute couture for the average-sized woman. This requires two supermodels per outfit on the Fall Fashion Week runways, making the Yves St Laurent, Prada, Balenciaga shows huge youtube hits. In menswear, ascots, capes and kilts become de rigueur as business attire. Trousers are soon worn only by women, and only monkeys on television wear ties.

    Society, 2015: BSA embraces diversity by making a Cubscout-eating mountain lion pack leader of Webelos Troop #3449 in Tucson. Gays still banned.

    Arts and Culture: In 2016, the Jeff Fal Experience, the stadium superstar multimedia rockstravaganza of 2012-2015 is eclipsed by the Todd Whealon Experience. TWE is a virtual reality game/lifestyle that combines the best of Second Life, Taste of Colorado, and Cinemax. Ask just enough questions in requirements meetings to get the facts without alienating your co-workers and you get lunch. Do you eat the hotpocket from the vending machine? Be careful! The choices you make now will have consequences later. Finally, it’s home for dinner. If you manage to create the perfect meal using exactly the ingredients you have at hand, you’re rewarded with a Cinemax classic. Choose from The Bare Wench Project, Busty McCops, or The Witches of Breastwick II. On Saturday, navigate the pitfalls of picnic food by correctly choosing between potato salad with egg or without egg. With mustard or sans mustard? Sweet pickles or dill? Hours of fun, and pays for Reese’s tuition at Harvard!

    Politics, 2018: In a horrible, nation-wide proofreading catastrophe, a new amendment to the US Constitution outlaws heterosexual marriage. Married gays in California, Massachusetts, and New Mexico create an “Underground Wedding Train” to get defiant heteros to Canada, where marrying your high school sweetheart is mandatory. To prevent similar grammar-related tragedies, Presidentrix Margaret Cho offers her BFF Laureen Harris a job as the nation’s first Proofreader Laureate. Reluctantly, the non-Pulitzer-winning author turns down the offer– she’s just making too much cash writing trashy books to take a government job. The job goes to Trey Parker, in addition to his duties as head of the National Endowment for the Arts, with disastrous results.

  2. delphinia permalink*
    October 17, 2008 2:43 pm

    Unknown Assailant would be a good name for a band.

  3. delphinia permalink*
    October 17, 2008 3:15 pm

    Othere people predict stuff too!!

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