When BLT becomes Big Legal Trouble.
I just got back from a quick trip to the supermarket in the janky time machine, and let me tell you, in this timeline, food has gotten itself a legal upgrade. A little TOS with your BLT? Would you like a side of garlic EULA with your fries?
Picture this: you're in the kitchen, the aroma of toasted bread is wafting through the air, you've got crispy bacon, the ripest tomato, and then you reach for the lettuce. But this isn't any old head of greens. Oh no. It comes with a tag that screams "By opening, you agree to these terms..." Yep, even your BLT isn't free from the long arm of the law.
Before you can even think about the perfect lettuce-to-tomato ratio, you're committing to not planting, not breeding, and definitely not composting the remains. This lettuce is lawyered up and ready to sue your apron off if you so much as think about a compost bin.
And it's got tech. We're talking a lettuce that knows its own expiration date and isn't shy about calling in a replacement. Leave a leaf uneaten, and your smart fridge is dialing up FreshCorp for a fresh batch, charging your account before you can say "mixed greens."
Gone are the days of "organic" being the buzzword; it's all about "organizational efficiency" now. Soil and sunshine? How quaint. Now, it's about how well your food can integrate with your smart home system. Your midday snack doesn't just have nutritional value; it comes with a digital footprint.
The bottom line for our future selves: "Eat it, don't beat it." And if you ever found rinsing off your veggies to be a pain, just wait until you have to hit "agree" on a software update for your spinach.
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