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September 27, 2010

A Dictionary of the Near Future

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By DOUGLAS COUPLAND, New York Times

The thing about the future is that it never feels the way we thought it would. New sensations require new terms; below are a few such terms to encapsulate our present moment. AIRPORT-INDUCED IDENTITY DYSPHORIA Describes the extent to which modern travel strips the traveler of just enough sense of identity so as to create a need to purchase stickers and gift knick-knacks that bolster their sense of slightly eroded personhood: flags of the world, family crests, school and university merchandise.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/opinion/13coupland.html

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