Dispatch from an advertising future #72


He’d never touched plastic. They’d been Hyggists before he’d been born. They’d seen simulations of child-raising during The Waste. Landfill mountains of the discarded paraphernalia of growing up… the toys! They’d read Speck’s Sustainable Sense Book of Baby and Child Care. Their family trod gently. So, on his birthday he got a block. Bamboo. Sustainable. Organic. As he unwrapped it and turned it gently, the grandparents sent their presents direct to his headset. The personal transit vehicle from his grandparents; the bodhrán from his aunt; the cannon from his cousin. They smiled uneasily. They’d activate the  glasses’ parental control later.