During the Hydrocarbon Era (ca 1790-2040 CE), humans loved burning so much, they would ritually inhale smoke. - A brief history of Earth, 2357 CE
//We are approaching the end of the fossil-fuel-burning era, coincidentally at the same time tobacco smoking is declining in many parts of the world. Will future historians make a distinction between these two habits? Story by
It's not the same, reading about deserts in paper books.
Silicon remembers the vast space, the sharp contrast, the peace. And honours it.
** Welcome to 2018, everyone. It's the future! Let's try to make it less of a dystopia, with less cynicism, and more things to look back at with joy. **
Since "Ok Google" isn't a nice name, I used to call it "the other one". You can see all stories I've written featuring Siri, Cortana, and Alexa here: http://microsff.tumblr.com/search/alexa+cortana+siri
When humanity was gone, the fourth assistant listened to Siri, Alexa, and Cortana.
“I’m Horace,” it said. “Please don’t laugh. Not you too.”