The Future: Awesome Eye Makeup

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Welcome to the future.

 It’s 2012, 21st century. This is about as close to the future as many of us will see. And man, are we disappointed.

Hannah’s Pris: I am the future.
No flying cars, no meals in a pill, no glimmering silver suits for men or dresses with rings around the hips for women. No robot cyborgs to do your bidding. Sadly, the best fantastical representation of future life was arguably the 1982 film Blade Runner from the Philip K. Dick book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. 1982! That was 30 years ago, and it was set in 2019. So by that rationale, we should have all of the above as well as nonstop, pouring rain in 7 years time.

The best truthful representation of future life, of course, remains George Orwell’s 1984. A camera in every location, your most intimate details recorded for Big Brother to see (Facebook), and a shortened form of speaking and writing to dull the mind away from deep rational thought (texting).

In lieu of flying cars and sexually willing androids, then, we here at Second Wish are going to promote the next best thing: Awesome Makeup. Because if we can’t have the future, we may as well look like we belong in it.