Log No: 018
I went for a nice walk around the Starbase today after a friend suggested that I check out the Envirdome, I eventually found the place and wasn’t disappointed! Its a large dome located on the upper regions of the base filled with various flora and fauna, it was a real treat for a homesick spacefarer. Don’t get me wrong I do love the flawless holographic scenery that a quantum processor can provide but there’s something about a real environment dome that feels a lot better. Back to the headline story then! I decided to take a different route back to my quarters and found what can only be described as the stranger part of the Starbase. There was a long narrow passage way which I decided to take a stroll down, this took me to a large and poorly maintained market hall. As I had just come from the Envirodome the smell was almost unbearable but I persevered and was soon haggling for goods. There were traders from all corners of the galaxy carrying some of the strangest stock around, a lot of it I’d never seen or heard of before. I noticed a familiar logo painted onto a glass bottle so I had a butchers at it and noticed the accompanying set, I made the trade and walked away with the 200 year old bottles you see in my picture. I’m not sure what I’ll do with them but I thought they were pretty awesome. The bottles were adorned with simple three colour advertising and I guess that it must have worked otherwise the bottles wouldn’t have existed, it started me thinking about the mass advertising assault that we are subjected to nowadays. As a youngster in London I used to lay in bed at night and look up at the night sky watching the Moonvertisments, I never thought about how much of an effect it had on me but 15 years later I can still recall at least 25 of the products and logos that were projected. I guess laser pointing a Burger chain logo onto the Moon is bad but I think the worst method of advertising is Adverteyz, a small chip is placed in your eyes and It stimulates your retinal tissue into a state of phantom projection. Sure the companies that implant and advertise through them offer discounts on products but 20 minutes of continuous un-turn-offable advertising just after you wake up and just before bed is not my idea of fun!
Thanks for reading, Private Jack Fast.