This is an absolutely fascinating look at a possible future.
More from an earlier post about emerging and alternate futures.
i am the path along unseen heather
Snowball (also called a Chaterism): A poem in which each line is a single word, and each successive word is one letter longer. One of the constrained writing techniques utilised by the Oulipo (Workshop of Potential Literature).
o we all have heard people believe anything
Given the mathematical genesis of the Oulipo and the interest in the movement among other programmers, I thought that someone must have created a program to generate these, and I was surprised that I couldn’t find one even after some pretty thorough Googling. So I wrote one myself. The C++ code is here.
There are still places in Tokyo that look like a ukiyo-e print. Above is Kameido Tenjin Shrine during the wisteria festival. ca. 1880-1890.
This is Hiroshige’s famous woodblock print of the same event dated 1856:
And this is what it looks like as of ten o’clock this rainy morning:
Reassuring sight since it is lightly snowing here in Michigan’s north woods.
But it’s not really a “thing” at all. It’s the same sex that people have been having for years. Some people just call it hooking up.