Books from the Future

wired_found_thin.jpgI’m not sure if blog readers even remember what magazines are, but Wired Magazine is imagining that at least books will still be around for awhile. In the June 2006 issue, their monthly “Found: Artifacts from the Future” feature shows the self-help/do-it-yourself section from an imaginary bookstore in the not to distant future. While the featured titles appear to be the 2021 edition of the “Whole Mars Catalog” (retailing for $149) and “2- and 3- Brane Quantum Geometry for Dummies”, its the handful of other titles, and smaller details, that are evidence to “Found’s” frequent genius…

There’s a 12 step guide for World of Warcraft addicts by Friends of Bill W. Books, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Cyborgs”, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Clone”, a Jennifer Tilly’s “The Way To Program Poker” for your celebrity poker-bot, among a full shelf of titles. Of special notice is “Dianetics Revisted: The Truth About Scientology” by Katie Holmes.

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