killing denouement


reanimation library: Arthur C. Clarke’s July 20, 2019: Life in the 21st Century


In march, for the Reanimation Libraryʻs word processor series—the 21st century, as imagined in the 80s, futurecasting, techtopias, the Apolo 11 moon landing, Blade Runner, robot rights, #botiliciousness, and technomagicality: Arthur C. Clarke’s July 20, 2019: Life in the 21st Century

“Here’s another problem with technological extrapolation. It assumes a technologically determinist, utopian vision of the future in which all the callous brutishness of the present is somehow magically erased. That the future will somehow be evenly distributed, with relatively equal access to these technologies that make it all better. That the future will be made in the image of those currently in power, using the same tools and technologies. That it gets better, and not way, way, worse.

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