Posts about “future”

Rude Fortune

A few weeks ago I wrote about how annoying it is to get an “affirmation cookie” instead of one with an actual fortune. Well at lunch today one of my co-workers got what we thought was a horribly rude fortune cookie. Instead of the usual mindless drivel, instead of even a useless affirmation, the “directive”

Good Fortune

For a long time now my friends and I have been complaining about “affirmation cookies”. Fortune cookies just aren’t as cool as they used to be. It seems like all the fortunes we get now have messages that aren’t … well … fortunes. Instead they say things like, “You are a kind person,” or, “People

I Want to Fly

Wow! Have you seen the PHASST (Programmable High Altitude Single Soldier Transport) that Kinetic Aerospace Inc. is developing?! You do want your own jet-pack, don’t you?

Meet George Jetson

I have always had a strange attraction to the mod style of the Jetsons, Disney’s Tomorrowland, and things like that. I don’t know why. I just think it’s hip, y’know? Retro-cool. (Have you visited yet? It’s one of my favorite things links in the sidebar.) I’ve always been in love with the early Disney



Transportation of the future

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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