“The Diary App” / Memorable Fancies #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 people call it a fraud or a hoax. Like a fortune cookie, its predictions are vague. Like a Greek oracle, its words can be misunderstood, or are meant to be misunderstood. Nonetheless, millions of people have bought the app and look ahead each day. Sometimes the screen is blank; always it is cryptic. I touch the icon with dread, afraid of what I will read, … [Read more...]