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By 2050, everything was a lot simpler

By Jonathan Rauch   February 2000

At 6:45am murphy’s biochip awakened him. Janet and Caitlyn were still asleep. He had programmed the chip for an early start, to have a few quiet minutes before the day’s filings began. It would not be long until his starbux was ready, so he was brisk about choosing a hair colour.

He put on a golden-arches shirt and a pair of slashpants and decided to try the new black Airs. Like most shoes now, they were free. They reported your location to McNikeSoft, which opticasted ads that danced across the bright little screens over the toes. In the bathroom, Airs…

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