A Conversation With Franz About The Future

My 8 year old son and I had a little mommy & me time this weekend. So over our frozen yogurts, we had a little heart to heart. Here is our conversation:  

FRANZ: So, Ma, what do you think the future will be like?

ME: What do you mean?

FRANZ:

Whadya mean, what do I mean? I mean the future. What will it be like?

ME: Well, you know how we use iPhones and stuff to search when we don’t know something?

FRANZ: Yeah.

 

ME:

Well, maybe they’ll implant like a computer chip or something in our brain so we can access the web inside our heads, like use our eyes to scroll on a screen that appears in our mind and we can download whatever we want whenever we want and then everyone will wear robes and stuff because it’s more comfortable and…

brain-computer-inside

 

FRANZ:

What are you talking about? Are you crazy? That would hurt! They’d inject a computer into a baby’s brain? They’d crack the baby’s head open! I mean, that’s so cruel. Your future sucks. In my future, nothing changes. Maybe they discover a few new animals or something, but they’re not going to put anything into your brain for crying out loud.

 

ME:

You’re probably right. I mean, we pretty much have everything we need right now.

 

FRANZ: Except Sour Patch Kids.

 

ME:

That’s true. But that’s a problem we can fix right now.

 

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And so we did.