Come see Futurestyle79 take on 1980

LIVE! On Stage! One Night Only!

Friday, Jan 14 at 8pm @ Off-Market Theaters

965 Mission St (btwn 5th & 6th) in SF!

Part of the Best of Off-Market (B.O.O.M.) Fest 2011

Click HERE for Ticket info

"Futurestyle 79 offers a funny, off-the-cuff look at San Francisco's heyday."

"A good cast helps make this an enjoyable evening of improv."

"When improv works, it can generate a kind of giddy joy for both actors and audience... On the night I attended, the story totally worked."

Chris Jensen, SF Weekly


Writers and staff in front of the Future Style offices, San Francisco, CA, 1979. Photo by Daniel Sullivan

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Disco Humans: Are They Living Among Us?

by Jeb Wilkerson

Ladies and Gents, I was dancing at the roller disco last night and they must have played the new Bee Gee's song, "Too Much Heaven" once on the hour all night long. It is indeed picking up steam and in my opinion is going to top the charts in no time.

But, as the Bee Gee's are climbing the charts and the disco inferno nights take hold of us all, I just have to wonder: where we are climbing to?

Man is a curious creature indeed. Science and technology are soaring above us and buzzing all around us- from neon lights to the pending government approval of home brewing centers. Where does this all lead? Are Disco Humans the next wave?

Think about it. Shiny disco balls all around us, technology enthusiasts developing more and more research on this microchip thing, and the future is upon us. I could see all this technology going in the direction of personal fashion. Someday, my babies, you will see the disco ball reinvented. Reinvented to usher in the style of new cloths, new headpieces, and a totally new reinvention of the self that reflects the times we are living in.

Disco humans may already be upon us! We all already look in the mirror and usually like what we see. If people make this final leap, we will see a world full of the images we most care about. Us in the present, hear, and now. Combine this with the microchip and that my friends, is something right out of an Issac Asimovic future.

Will all this happen? Are the great science fiction writers of the past and of our time have a keen perception of what the future holds?

Only time will tell.

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