PLAY #302: BACK TO THE PRESENT (OCT 21)

Two SCREEN-TEENS watch ‘Back to the Future II’ on a flat-screen TV.

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

Got some things right.

 

SCREEN TEEN #2

Video-calls.

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

Flat screen TV.

 

SCREEN TEEN #2

Drones.

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

Google-glasses.

 

SCREEN TEEN #2

‘80s nostalgia.

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

Faxes!

 

SCREEN TEEN #2

Ha!

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

What’s 30 years from now?

 

SCREEN TEEN #2

  1. Trouble with arithmetic much?

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

Ha! Probably waiting for my calculator-hoverboard to work it out or whatever.

 

SCREEN TEEN #2

Ha!

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

Can you imagine it?

 

SCREEN TEEN #2

A hoverboard with a calculator?

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

2045.

 

SCREEN TEEN #2

I don’t know…it’ll be kinda like now. With more screens.

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

More everything. More people. More things.

(beat.)

Or maybe it’ll be less. Maybe we’ll have learnt.

 

SCREEN TEEN #2

Huh?

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

Like, they say we’re going to be off fossil fuels by 2050. Everywhere. Imagine what that’ll look like.

 

SCREEN TEEN #2

More wind turbines.

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

But if that really happens…not just wind turbines…but a totally different world…

 

SCREEN TEEN #2

Yeah.

 

Pause.

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

You think if somebody from 1985 was whisked to now, you think they’d understand how we’ve known about climate change for all this time and…

 

SCREEN TEEN #2

Not changed enough?

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

Yeah.

 

SCREEN TEEN #2

Maybe. It was pretty easy not to think about in 1985.

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

Pretty easy not to think about now.

 

SCREEN TEEN #2

Maybe that’s how it’ll be in 2045.

 

SCREEN TEEN #1

Maybe.

 

SCREEN TEENS shrug, watch the movie, ‘climate change’ exiting as it hovers still.

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