Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Future Is Happening

 Susan Orlean was on the radio yesterday talking about an article she wrote about treadmill desks. I didn't catch the whole thing because I was in the car, but I heard her say it was beneficial to have co-workers walking and talking side by side because it's great exercise, and they're more likely to listen than when they're having a conversation face to face. When I got home I checked out what one of these things looks like and found the above photo, which already looks outdated. How much longer before each of us is running alone in mid- air, wearing a monochrome space suit and a helmet that allows us to go to a meeting, have sex and eat lunch with a friend all in 10 minutes. I can't wait, maybe then I'll finally get some writing done.

The best bongos and horns in any cartoon.

1 comment:

  1. I love "have sex and eat lunch with a friend". Reads so much kinkier without any pesky commas!

    As to working at a computer while striding on a treadmill, my already-limited typing skills are likely to devolve when I'm spraying sweat on the keyboard. YMMV, of course.