014: Fallout

014: Fallout
Saturday — October 23rd, 2010

Fischer and Ruby flee to the one place no one would think to look: the library.

¯\(º o)/¯

Anyways, they’re not going to to the police because they’re privatized now. Future spoiler: everything will be privatized. Hear about that story where firefighters watched some guy’s house burn down? They didn’t put out the fire because he didn’t pay the annual $75 firefighting fee, so they just kind of stood around with marshmallows on sticks.

The future ain’t all about personal forcefields and World of Duke Nukem Forevers; there’s plenty of bad stuff too. Today, we we have an expectation that firefighters fight fires. We’ll ask our children what they want to be when they grow up, and they’ll ask what job makes the most money.

That sounds like a bummer, but I’m sure it’ll turn out all right.

– Alex

2 Comments...

  1. JackXD

    Ever seen the movie Fahrenheit 451? In that future, almost every house is fireproof and there is no need for firemen, but they do exist. What is their job then? To locate and burn every piece of written words everywhere and eradicate those who read/hide/distribute them. It was filmed in 1966 and is the only movie I found worth watching from that time. I think. Maybe there were others. Can’t remember at the moment.

  2. Alex

    Fahrenheit 451 the movie is based on the classic sci-fi book by Ray Bradbury. I’ve been meaning to read it (or, I guess, watch the movie); I think it’s somewhere in the big pile of anime/books/games/stuff to watch/read/play/experience.

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