Letters to the Future: Hank Fox

Hello to the people of the year 3011!Hank Fox here, writing in the year 2011 – whew! A thousand years in your past.I’m an unaltered Homo sapiens, the original version of human, with exactly zero enhancements either electronic or genetic. (Well, I do wear glasses – those are optical plastic lenses held in wire frames in front of my eyes, to correct my aging vision.)I’m on Planet Earth, the North American continent, living within the geographical-political unit referred to as the United State … [Read more...]

Your Voice, Their Ears — A Thousand Years From Now

Something I think we forget occasionally is that those of us reading here at FTB (and here amidst this fantastic array of writers and thinkers, I’m just as much part of the audience as you) are a community.Yeah, we sit in our separate offices or computer dens, generally in solitude, and some of us are perpetual lurkers (and nothing wrong with that) whereas others gush with  comments. But there’s something real here, something very much “us,” in that we’re gathered for the sharing of ideas and e … [Read more...]

Letters to the Future: 2

Hello to the year 2010!This is really a letter to myself, but it’s here because it seemed the best place for it. But it’s to you, too, you people of 2010 and beyond, so you’ll know how I felt back here in the past. I guess I want you to realize that we had our passions just as you do, and they sometimes drove us to ... extremities.I just quit my job. Walked out.Was it a good choice? Well, it’ll be a while before I know, I guess, but right now ... it’s good and bad.Really bad, in a … [Read more...]