Tuesday, January 2, 2018
On Front Street
At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉
As I was driving home the other night ('round about 8 PM) as I was stopped at a red light, I happened to look over at a bank. It was closed, but since it was dark outside, it was easy to see inside. A big screen TV was on. Some ad was playing. And I wondered why they left the TV on when they left for the day.
I wondered what channel they left the TV on. (I couldn't tell from the brief time I was stopped.) And then other thoughts occurred...
(Yes, this is a totally silly what if for this week. Sometimes I have a twisted sense of humor.)
What if somehow someone put porn on that TV that could be seen by any passerby on that busy street?