The Retrofuturist Chronicles

What is retrofuturism? The future as seen from the past? The past as seen from the future? Or perhaps just nostalgia for a time when innovation was looked on with romance and optimism. In nearly every aspect, the world today is a better than at any other time in human history. And our future? Our future is in the hands of today’s youth …The Retrofuturist Chronicles center on a 12-year-old girl named Miranda who is affable and bright but disempowered because of her age. Each episode begins with Miranda expressing concerns about something in her life.In turn, those concerns always remind Miranda’s kind-of-crazy retrofuturist spinster Aunt Natalie of some extraordinary absurdist exploit that she’s had. Aunt Natalie’s tall tales are never constrained by time, place, logic, or even laws of physics. She often invokes historic people and incidents and makes outrageous claims. But she inspires Miranda with fantastic tales of past innovations that have just enough truth in them to be intriguing and uplifting...


episode 4: Lost Memories and Other Oxymorons

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The episode opens with young Miranda in a state of panic brought on by the discovery that her private journal has gone missing. Aunt Natale finds it ironic that her niece can’t remember where she put a journal of thoughts she’s written down so that she won’t forget them. Not surprisingly, this does little to alleviate Miranda’s crises. 

Her aunt assures her that the Cosmopolitan Retrofuturistic Innovator’s Secret Investigative Sisterhood literally wrote the book on the “disappearing object phenomenon” when they’d been called in to help find a crude oil tanker called the “Voyager” that had vanished without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle.

The sisterhood discovered there are basically 5 possible explanations when things go missing. By staying calm and working through their options, they’re able to resolve Miranda’s crisis.

The episode concludes with SAP executives discussing the challenge faced by large enterprises like those in the oil and gas industry when managing thousands of assets, and how intelligent enterprises maximize asset performance with real-time insights, predictions, and simulations.

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