Reading in the Twenty-Second Century (Originally Published in Abstract: Contemporary Expressions) Splash language into my eyes like bathtub water. I feel, I love digitized words surging through my Pacific wave vision. Who has the time to spend a sunloop piecemealing a Victorian novel when I can receive Bronte’s impetus within a nanosecond of absorption. The judgement of Jane Eyre corrals inside neurological sparks before draining into a reject bin at the back of Beth’s Barber Shop. Her red and white pole spins, an orbit of commerce as a customer walks in with a mohawk that needs managing. A professor on the future, he envisions reading is going the way of the woolly mammoth stomping through the past.