Tag Archives: Futurism

The End of Reality?

By Edward Curtin Source: Behind the Curtain In 1888,  the year before he went insane, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote the following in Twilight of the Idols: We have got rid of the real world: what world is left?  The apparent world perhaps? … Continue reading

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Survival of the Richest

The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind By Douglas Rushkoff Source: Medium Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Future Shock

Future Shock: Orson Welles Narrates a 1972 Film About the Perils of Technological Change By Jonathan Crow Source: Open Culture The beginning of the 1972 documentary Future Shock, directed by Alex Grasshof, shows Orson Welles, bearded and chomping on a … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Some Anti-Science Fiction

Source: The Hipcrime Vocab It’s Time for Some Anti-Science Fiction Why must positive depictions of the future always be dependent upon some sort of new technology? Neal Stephenson is a very successful and well-known science fiction writer. He’s also very … Continue reading

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