The future's here

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When I read scenarios set in the future they often sound too dramatic and over the top to be believable, as if the author's going way overboard to get across what that world would be like. "Yeah, right," I think, "the world is never that dramatic."

But having read this wonderful, but terrifying, compressed review of a single week in 2003 I'll have a different perspective on such forecasts. My world is calm but, really, the world (from a US point of view) is like this, right now. And more. (via Haddock)

A car bomb blew up in a market outside Srinagar, Kashmir, killing at least six people and wounding dozens. A train was blown up in Chechnya. Twin sisters in Morocco were arrested for plotting a suicide attack. Charles Bronson died. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy said that judges are lunatics and are anthropologically different from other people. Paul J. Hill, a Christian who murdered an abortion doctor in Pensacola, Florida, was executed by lethal injection. Hill said that he was looking forward to getting his reward in heaven. Christians holding signs wept outside the prison; one sign read "Dead Doctors Can't Kill." Interrogators at Camp Delta, the American penal colony in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were said to be using Twinkies and McDonald's Happy Meals to make the prisoners talk. Britney Spears, a pop star, declared her faith in President Bush: "Honestly," she said, "I think we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes and we should just support that." A large silo filled with human excrement exploded in the Bronx.

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you should read stand on zanzibar! trust me :D