Future

Screensaver

Life should come with a screensaver. A calm series of rotating stock photos laid over the backs of our eyes whenever we feel the need to escape the horrors of our own reality.

A small dock could be installed behind the back of our ear for uploading our own images, or perhaps a wireless hard drive allowing the capture of anything we see with a quick, double blink. We could tune out and daydream and the reverse imagery of our choosing play across our dull, open eyes keying friends and significant others in on the moment we stopped paying attention to them. Eventually, we would get Youtube, Instagram, and VOD.

We stare at our phones while walking our dogs and waiting on the traffic light to turn green, and some call us zombies. Imagine how we will look standing in line at the DMV, slack-jawed and eyes flickering, only moving forward after our number pops into our field of vision via Eye-IM.