This Phone Will Change Your Life

A work of informed speculative fiction

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The Singularity happened on a Tuesday at 3:05 p.m. Due to the ensuing chaos, the new phones were delayed that fall, which upset a lot of people.

But good news! The phone manufacturers had a midyear surprise to buoy everyone’s spirits: A camera “barrette” in pink or black that could take pictures around the clock, ensuring that I wouldn’t miss out on life’s most important moments. The only inconvenience was that the barrette had to be worn on the back of the head, forcing me to turn away from all the action in order to take a picture. Still, it was ideal for a busy, modern woman like myself. I got to relive life, for the first time.

Technophile, technophobe. Music software start-up founder. Former Google VP. Author, The Big Disruption. Fan of shochu, chocolate, and the absurd.

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