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I’m bombarded these days, as you are, I suspect. As we enter the fourth decade of the future, which I’m arbitrarily beginning in the late 1990s, when Americans crested the 30 percent mark of those with internet access, it seems clear that modern technology has evolved from a open-source, Wild West cyberspace of ideas and dirty pictures into a deliberate content-delivery system, and the content is predictable.

I have seen the future, then. It wants to send me notifications.

I can put it into perspective. A person in 1980 goes to a mall and buys a blender. Upon arriving home, after unbo...



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