RANDY SCHWIMMER // Founder and Publisher, The Lead Left
Monday, 5: 30 a.m. // [Up&Atom© wrist alarm vibrates]. Ugh, time to get up. Can’t believe I have to fly to Havana tonight. Well, I haven’t missed an ACG InterGrowth® in 30
years. Not about to start now. [Checks PhoneDrone© app on wrist].
My lift arrives soon so better get going.
7: 30 a.m. // [en route to JFK, aloft at 1,000 feet]. Glad I’m not in that
traffic! Don’t know why everybody doesn’t use these personal airlifts. Really great time-saver. Let’s see how my flight is doing. [Checks
AirAware® app]. On-time departure. And they’ve booked me for a
massage [Rubways©] while I’m going through security. Sweet!
9: 30 a.m. // [on plane]. Let me see if I can get a better hotel.
[ FlyingRoomers.com]. So much easier than that corporate service we
used before. Hotels, motels, houses, even student housing! Love the way
your luggage gets sent right from the plane to your room [Bagz©].
Tuesday, noon // [checking into Havana Hilton]. Nice ride from the
airport. Can’t believe I saw a taxi! What a blast from the past. Just
swipe my i-Pass® on this terminal and go straight to my room. Cool that
the key barcode is in my wrist phone. Swipe in front of the lock, and
[click] we’re in!
1:00 p.m. // My dinner arrangements for tonight didn’t happen. No
big deal. [Speaks into wrist phone]. “Sushi. Downtown. Four stars.
Reservation for six people. 7: 30.” Hmm, two options. First has best
reviews, but noise level pretty high. “Book option number two.” Doneski.
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