Future of Shopping
Shopping in the future is quite different because we see the use
of replicators and teleporters. There is no drive to a store. The very idea of
waiting in a line seems quite odd. People do not queue up in the future to get
There is no credit card used to purchase plastic toys that often
break before you even get home. No, things are quite different in the future.
Spending your money on junk makes no sense in the future. In the
days that follow we will see this civilization fall apart. People will learn
that spending their money on plastic fill dirt is not the way to go.
In the days ahead we are remembered as a wasteful and
particularly wasteful people who did ruin the environment with detritus and
leave a mess for those that followed.
Still, there are those who have a fantasy for the large shopping
mall. They yearn for an age before replicators and teleporters when people drove
up to stores and bought things with small round pieces of metal. When green
pieces of paper where used to convey value and you could carry massive wealth in
your back pocket.
Often their journey is to the 1920's or the 50's. Our time with
pollution and problems is seen as far from ideal. Few travels to the 30's
(depression) and 40's (WWII) people like the fun times.
In the future people can create with their minds anything they
want. They age of machines is like living in a wheelchair you depend on others,
but in the far flung futurity you can make anything and do so without any inputs
other than your raw will.
Gibbs told me that people in the future use crystals for power and
free energy devices. Actually the energy is not free, but pulled from the
quantum vacuum. They do not worry like now about losing their job or starving to
death. It is a world without fear.
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