“Tomorrow’s Diary” / A Memorable Fancy #205

You can buy an app that foretells the future – your future – what you would write in your diary the next day, if you kept one. Many have called it a fraud or a hoax: like a fortune cookie, its predictions are vague. Like a Greek oracle, they can be misunderstood, or are perhaps intended to be misunderstood.

Nonetheless, millions of people have bought the app and look ahead every day. Sometimes the screen is blank; always it is cryptic.
I click the icon with dread, afraid of what I might read, afraid of understanding, interpretation.

 

 

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