the future of football


Snippets from Jon Bois' 17776 and 20020, set in a far-future world where three satellites watch humans play football.

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TEN:Your choice of words is interesting. "Wasting time."

NINE:Well, yeah. Those people in the canyon? They've wasted, what, 13,000 years playing a game they know nobody can win. The people I remember would have quit in a week.

TEN:Well, this is what I'd say to that. There's no indication that these peoples' lives will ever end. They will never run out of time. "Wasting" implies the consumption of something that you can't get back. So if they have an infinite supply of time, can they ever really waste any of it?

NINE:I guess that's one way of thinking about it.