Who would have thought that there was more to come in the development of wearables that help us move from A to B? From hoverboots, to hoverbackpacks and hoverhelmets, we can now add the Hoversock.

Obviously normally sold in pairs, hoversocks are the ultimate for the aircast addicted couch potatoe. Float from couch to refreshment source at the drop of a thought.

Sales of hoversocks have been healthy since launch, though a few customer horror stories have recently rocked share prices in the parent company AirTech. Only last month an elderly couple who fell asleep watching old aircast re-runs off ‘Buddies’, woke up hanging from the ceiling of their apartment upside down. They might still be there had it not been for the swift action of their CareDroid and the prudent use of an antique so-called ‘ladder’ belonging to a neighbour’s artefact collection.

AitTech is still to comment officially.

Ice Caps

Amongst a range of measures to keep the Earth’s climate bearable in the 23rd Century has been the technology pioneered by PolarIce. This small non-profit concern patented the IceCapture Drone in 2255.

Their first 5 pilot drones demonstrated the concept of polar ice cap renewal in 2262 through repairing a 22,000 square mile hole at the South Pole. Resultant drops in air temperature in the Western hemisphere were shown to be significant. Unfortunately, PolarIce has run out of operational funds and Earth’s Supreme Government Association has failed to agree continued public funding for them. Accordingly, PolarIce and their patent is now the subject of a bidding war between G-Soft, SinoCom and SoviSecure.

At this stage, it is unclear which of these three conglomerates will win out. What is certain though is that the era of free ice cover for the people’s of the Earth will soon be over.

Antiques Airshow Breaks Record

The Antiques AirCast has broken a record that had stood for several decades. Previously, the single most valuable item ever displayed on the show was a pair of shoes that had previously belonged to the 22nd Century mega-movie star Mikal Doomstone.

This week’s audience held its collective breath as a so-called ‘SmartPhone’ from the late 21st Century, discovered wedged under the seat of a Concordat space module being exhibited in the Trans-National Science Park, was valued at 1 Million Karats. This is over 10 times the value of Mr. Doomstone’s shoes. The ‘SmartPhone’ displayed on the show, the MyPhone ZXZ, is thought to be one of the last 3 in existence on the planet.

For those of you who wouldn’t know a ‘SmartPhone’ from an ‘airplane’, ‘SmartPhones’ were popular for over 75 years from around 1995. They were basic communication devices about the size of someone’s hand. People would carry them around in their pockets and frequently take them out to tap away at them so as to send messages to their friends via a satellite network.

Can you Imagine how unhygienic and inconvenient that must have been!!

A New Generation of AIs

Artificial Intelligences (AIs) have revolutionised life on Earth over the last Century. Whether in the service industries, in interplanetary conflicts, medicine, law or indeed in the home, AIs have reduced the need for human intervention in so many activities.

A long-standing collaboration between Clone-A-Cat and AI4U has recently led to the launch of a range of domestic AI pets that owners can obtain as juveniles. This then allows owners to bond with the AI pets they acquire during the pet’s formative years.

A spokesperson for the collaborative venture told the waiting press “Whilst for years owners have been very satisfied with AI pets, this new generation of AIs provides a much better, more realistic life experience. Adult owners and children can enjoy the experience of helping their AI kittens or puppies grow to maturity.

Providing of course that they don’t manage to get run over by a speeding hovercar whilst exhibiting the kind of madcap behaviour normally associated with juveniles!

Air Stars

Earth used to have film stars or movie stars or TV or music stars, when entertainment was totally dependent on some physical piece of hardware (TV, music player etc), that a user had to turn on and connect to the world wide thingummyjig wotsit or whatever it used to be called.

But then the engineers at some company named after a fruit suggested people could be simply implanted with a chip that would allow them to see and listen to performers essentially in the air in front of their eyes.

Image of brain

Of course, most people thought this was bananas (not the name of the company) as how would it work in practice?. I mean if you were sitting in a train would the images appear in front of your face and would everyone else see that and hear that?

Well no actually it didn’t work like that at all. You see if you were in a public space the aircast would effectively play inside your head. You would see and hear everything you would on a physical display but it would be private, inside your head wherever you were. When you were at home or at work you could connect what was in your head to an external display.

Airplay technology led to a new revolution in entertainment and many performers were never actually seen live at all but only through aircasts¬†(i.e. inside people’s heads) – some of these performers became cult figures and mega-rich. Hence the term ‘Airstars’. In fact, I often play one in my head and he’s 6 and a multi-billionaire¬†– one of the MacBeckham clan that bought Scotland centuries ago (little Oik!!).