Perhaps it defeats the whole point of a blog simply to republish what appears on the cover of the New York Times. But, hey, I live in LA now, and the NYT is pretty heavy stuff for us lotus-eaters.
Anyway, remember all those sci-fi movies about the dystopic future? You know, implanted memories, flying cars, crappy video-phones, Milla Jovovich acting, albino twins with dreads, huge neon signs for Atari, everyone forced to eat ramen?
Well, the dystopic future is now. The NYT reports today that Airbus is designing standing “seats” for airplanes. Check it out: do you really need further incentive to get to work on your time machine?