Published on May 24, 2012 by mz
Welcome to the Future Nauseous is the most inquisitive take on near-futurism I’ve come across in recent memory. The whole piece is highly recommended reading, and hard to summarize in a single quote (but I’ll try):
At a more human level, I find that I am unable to relate to people who are deeply into any sort of cyberculture or other future-obsessed edge zone. There is a certain extreme banality to my thoughts when I think about the future. Futurists as a subculture seem to organize their lives as future-experience theaters. These theaters are perhaps entertaining and interesting in their own right, as a sort of performance art, but are not of much interest or value to people who are interested in the future in the form it might actually arise.