How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

The Future is Last Week

Our future bit of news hearkens back to a 1980's era vision of the future: in the post apocalyptic wasteland- what do you need most? Ask Tank Girl, and the answer is obvious. Water. While we don't have comic book tanks or Malcom McDowell involved in an amusingly horrible film version, what we do have is the ex-UN chief predicting water wars.

In some ways, this is more interesting than wars over oil (which may or may not be happening now, but it certainly will).

Unrelated, but also an element for the Future is Last Week is this gem- which sounds like it should be on Snopes. Y'all remember those lovely email forwards that lamented the fact that the US government was proposing a tax on email? Well, since there's a growing number of people not using old school, retro technologies like "Telephones" (who wants to use a communication medium getting on towards 100 years old! *gasp*) that the government wants to tax
broadband, cellphones and VoIP.

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