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Imagine a future where a virus wipes out all humans except those with Attention Deficit Disorder. That's just one of 35 future scenarios that Rob Kutner invents and explores in The Future According to Me.This compilation is brimming with ironic, absurd, and downright bizarre one-page descriptions of possible futures. Inside, readers will find immortal baby boomers (forever with us and always playing '60s music), a new form of onanism that creates an unplanned self-pregnancy crisis, and even intelligent zombies who scheme and plan. The short sketches are reminiscent of futures that Kurt Vonnegut, or his character Kilgore Trout, might have explored in depth. In some of Kutner's vignettes, our desires and wants, deeply pursued by science, create fatuous or insufferable prospects. In others, we're given a glimpse into a random person's life, such as a journal entry from the man who cleans up trash left by time travelers. A testament to a deeply creative mind, The Future According to Me defies categorization and will find a place among those who love pondering questions that begin: “What if …?” --Paul Diamond

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  • File Size: 182 KB
  • Print Length: 20 pages
  • Publication Date: July 18, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DHYSLW
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #297,667 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Scott Stein on July 20, 2011
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Several dozen short-burst views of the future emerge like little strange worlds, making the 20 pages or so last far more than standard fiction. Kutner's got humor chops, but he also blends some Vonnegut, Italo Calvino, and They Might Be Giants-style aesthetics in here, too. Great stuff, and well worth a buck.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By atomictestsprove on July 19, 2011
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This was my first kindle single and also my first real read from this author. Found out about this through following him on twitter. I must confess, as soon as I downloaded this I sat and read it in its entirety before I could put down my phone (where I have my kindle app). Witty and just the type of humor I enjoy. I know I'll be re-reading this one and recommending to friends family and co-workers. Here's hoping he writes another soon! Well worth the 99 cents. What are you waiting for, go read it now! It will make you smile, and maybe stop to consider which one of these creatively imagined futures you think may come true. (One of my favourites - because I was most scared of it - was the future concerning hipster aliens!)
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By David Waghalter on July 20, 2011
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"Apocolypse How" author Rob Kutner goes back to the future (see what I did there?) with this short book of bite-size predictions, oracular visions, and absurd preposterousnesses. Download it right quick-like, sneak your kindle and/or kindle-enabled device into the office bathroom, and make your co-workers wonder (and fear) what all the stall-giggling is about.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Raychel on July 20, 2011
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I got this book last night and it had me laughing from the introduction! Its several short stories/theories with a funny spin. The book is awesome, but what else would we expect from the author of Apocalypse How?! It's worth way more than 99 cents. Do yourself a favor and read.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By AlpineScott on July 20, 2011
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I highly recommend this glimse into the future of our kind. This hilarious book, takes a short time to read, but will have you thinking (and smiling) for hours after your done. The perfect book for a future filled with A.D.D. sufferers. Shell out the .99, it's more than worth it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Metzker on October 21, 2011
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Totally my kind of humor. Not laugh out loud comedy, ,more witty satire and weird sarcasm. I'll now be looking for everything else this guy has ever done.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By c-ste on August 3, 2011
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Not only is this very amusing, but there are some genuinely thought-provoking moments as well. It's perfect commuting reading, as you can dip in and out, but just as easy to read before bed as well - I did both. I must admit, I got a few looks on the subway when laughing a bit too loudly at times, but the glances were worth it and, as others have noted, it's easily worth 1/14 trillionth of the US national debt - I would even go so far as to say it's worth 1/13999(recurring) trillionth of the national debt. And that's saying something.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joe on August 1, 2011
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I loved reading every bit of this book! It takes a really clever and funny author to make me laugh at written words, but Kutner greatly succeeds here. The Future According To Me is hilarious from start to finish, and is well worth every penny.
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