Monday, April 16, 2012
Financially Hard Times #10
By Tom Casson
This issue of the Financially Hard Times tells of the far flung future of 2022. The world has avoided total economic collapse by allowing Facebook to run everything, TV no longer exists because everyone just watches YouTube, and the only shops left are Subways (which sell alcohol!), Tescos (a supermarket chain), and Apple.
Each page features an illustration of the world of the future. There are Hollywood style signs promoting Facebook, corporate logos on everything, and general urban decay as every shop closes down.
The best joke is on the final page. It says that gravestones have been replaced with giant iPads which show your Facebook timeline: "Passers by can view past status' and browse through pictures of happier days". Terrifying, because it seems so possible.