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The horrifying hellscape of the future, as seen by The Onion

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We like to bill ourselves as your guide to technology and the modern world. But today we explore technology and the future world, as presented by the master satirists at The Onion. They’ve been bringing funny but certainly not real news to the web for 14 years now, most recently branching out into video for The Onion News Network, an extended parody of mainstream media. Their most recent project is a 12-minute newscast from the year 2137 (acquired, they say, by wormhole technology) and things aren’t going well: humanity is trying to figure out how to die and those that remain are sometimes gored by gigantic mutant beetles. The video, funny but more than a little disturbing, marks The Onion’s first foray into paid content.

We speak with Marc Lieberman, VP of Business of Development for The Onion, and Carol Kolb, head writer for The Onion News Network.

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