Jump them girl! Mash their space potatoes and reclaim your future!
Now there’s a twist I didn’t expect. Hmm.
We don’t come from your future.
All Glory to the Empire!
Please don’t make this one those ones where a person from the future goes back in time and saves the day alone and bare handed with only their awesome future knowledge. Please. We all know from extrapolating present trends that future people will be totally helpless without their technology. Look at the latest generation: unable to find their way without GPS and google maps, unable to do math without Mathematica, unable to spell without spellcheck, unable to have friends without facebook……
Soon, in our timeline, the existing programs to do visual art, music, driving and simple jobs like the law & teaching will be complete. All there will be left to do will be construction, retail, prostitution and being a Kardashian.
I hope those future guys take her with them.
Please… people have been complaining about the sorry state of the next generation forever. Every generation laments the one following. It’s generally just chicken little nonsense.
Maybe the previous generations could not find their way without a map. I alternate. And know a number of other people who don’t use GPS. And people of my father’s generation who do. Generalisations never work. The one thing I would be worried about isn’t so much the reliance on technology as the technology’s reliance on electricity…
Good point on the need for electricity. The thing that pisses me off about technology though is how often it fails, or works worse than what came before. Take web based maps and GPS for instance. I’ve used it three times, withe three different people.
Once in a town an hour and a half from here, we told it community center. It took us to the high school across town.
Once it ran out of juice on the way and the “smart” phone had a goofy charger plug.
Once in New Zealand we turned it on and it ate up every minute of data we had because the plan was set up as a scam in just that way.
I am a retired surveyor and have been using handheld programmables since they first existed, well- the second ones anyway: the HP 67 & 97. The worst thing about the stuff now days is that the better they get, the more mathophobes are let in to -almost- do things. No matter how complete a program is, it can’t check itself. I’ve seen GPS dig a slope till it had to be rebuilt from the bottom up, robotic surveying instruments that won’t point at anything but shiny moving stuff, and LIDAR that creates a cliff out of a row of trees and totally fried the design of a pipe rebuild at a refinery.
Automated devices will do what they are told to do, and will not do what you tell them not to do – right up till the point where they stop doing anything. That’s usually an improvement because 50, 60 or 280 thousand dollar mistakes can be blamed on not-so smart technology but a human has to figure out what went wrong, fix it, and pay for them.
Ya can’t out-stupid a computer.
Get ready to be used by the future socialists. Hope it doesn’t hurt
Yes. Future socialists like James “We don’t use money in the 23rd century” Kirk.
I imagine that it is starship captains who don’t use money. Starfleet pays for all expenses they could ever need, so they generally don’t bother with money. Terran citizens still pay Bolians for haircuts and for dining in a nice restaurant. Just my 0.10 credits.
I suspect that, if she’s fortunate, they won’t distract her parents at a certain critical juncture.
If she’s really lucky, they’ll introduce her to Supervisor 194.
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