"Future Influencer" is an unconventional sci-fi adventure where humanity and AI join forces to paint images of the future. Each episode of this light-hearted journey will tickle your imagination and offer a much-needed dose of fun in our ever-evolving digital age. So, why not come along for the ride?

A loud ‘Next!’ snapped me out of my conversation with Clippy. I looked up to find the attendant looking straight toward me. I walked up to the counter, smiled, and greeted them. In a bored tone, the attendant replied, “Hello, how can I assist you today?” I quickly glanced at Clippy, and she guided my attention back to the attendant with a nod. “Umm, am I able to get a hardware wallet? Like for storing clams?” I tentatively asked. The attendant barely blinked and returned with a well-rehearsed line, “Yes, the cyber-state issues all new uploads with revenue storage. Please answer these questions.”

The attendant slid a laminated page toward me; it listed two questions and an “I’m not a robot” test written in squiggly distorted text:

  1. What’s your greatest desire?
  2. What can you do for your cyber-state?
  3. I’m not a robot: read the following code aloud - ‘shenanigans.’

The attendant pointed a boom microphone in front of my mouth and instructed me to begin.

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A 35mm photo of an aquatic bank counter and attendant, framed like a Stanley Kubric film, digital art


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