Citing a general apathy regarding “olden days” and an “insatiable thirst” for the future, Coma town historian Micah Horncraft resigned from his post as the curator of the Coma Historical Society on Wednesday and immediately accepted a similar position at the new Coma Futurist Society.
“The future is full of wonderment and uncertainty,” Horncraft said in a prepared speech to the city council. “Did you ever stop and think what buttons might look like in ten or twenty or even a thousand years? They might not resemble in any way what we’ve come to expect from a button. This is the type of thing that gets people excited.”
Horncraft said the decision had nothing to do with the recent resignation of Coma historian, Jeff Smithery, who announced last month he would turn his focus from the past to the future.
“My decision had nothing to do with the recent resignation of Coma historian, Jeff Smithery, who announced last month he would turn his focus from the past to the future,” Horncraft said.
Horncraft shared several exhibits that will be part of the Society’s grand opening next month including what appeared to be hand-drawn illustrations of futuristic concepts.
“Imagine a robot coffee cup,” Horncraft told the city council. “It can move around on your table using a remote control. Isn’t that amazing? We are going to be sharing cutting-edge technology with citizens of Coma everyday.”
The Coma Futurist Society is set to open next month. According to Horncraft, there will be a variety of original, hand-drawn illustrations and diagrams depicting a “fantastic, futuristic world of possibilities,” as well as a magic exhibition and a collection of vintage TV Guides on display.