Elsewhere, an artist is using a 3D printer to reproduce and sell that bust of Edward Snowden that popped up in Fort Greene Park last month—that’s tech plus patriotism, or the opposite of patriotism depending on who’s calling it. And, speaking of calling things, this uber-Kardashians fan has been calling the un-reality of the show by obsessively studying the episodes and matching them to the Kardashians’ prolific Instagram posts; Denmark has called for the end of paper-based money (and they’re serious about it); and this 81-year-old Army vet and cancer survivor had to call 911 because he didn’t have any groceries after getting back from the hospital, and had no one to help him.
The good news is that tech is going to help us all live longer, into our 80s, 90s, and—for many more than ever before—100s. Thirty is the new twenty, and sixty is the new forty, etc. Unfortunately, tech can’t seem to do the same for the honeybee population, which continues to die off mysteriously, in droves, across the nation. We will be 100 and we will talk of how there once were bees, how people once worshipped and devoted quite a bit of their time to something called Mad Men, and how humans once made things by hand, like this 10,000 piece LEGO Millenium Falcon, instead of just 3D printing everything.