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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Blade Runner 20190: Reston Station Goes Cyberpunk

Say, what's that eerie blue glow lighting up all of Reston Station that can be seen from blocks away? Is it a giant ultraviolet machine designed to zap the COVID off the handful of people currently walking to the Metro station? A cutting-edge shoplifting prevention device for the CVS under it, or maybe just a light bright enough to read its mile-long receipts?

Haha, no, that might actually be useful. Instead, it's a giant video screen, which currently is alternating between videos of sharks and festive Christmas scenes. Here it is again, from street level.

It's definitely an attention grabber, plus a helpful way to ensure that the folks living on that side of BLVD are deprived of vowels and sleep.  Seems innocuous at the moment, but wait until Comstock decides to run a replicant for a potentially lucrative seat in county government, the end.

I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Improperly painted wood trim bright as magnesium... I rode on the back decks of a DRB drone and watched bumblebees glitter in the dark near the Northgate. All those moments... they'll be lost in time, like tears in rain. 

1 comment:

  1. Very apt! The dystopia is real, there is no spoon. Oh wait, that's from a different franchise, same thing.


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