Cushions are the future. The future is made of cushions. When you open the future, lots of cushions will fall out: big cushions, yet uniformly light and soft. Some of the more energetic cushions might spring out unexpectedly and bump gently into you before falling, friendly but inert, to the floor. You can pick them up from there and place them together: your own hand-picked selection of the future, piled neatly into an invitingly wobbly heap in the corner.