Futurists’ thought for the day – Some glimmer of how the story ends…

Haven’t posted one of these in a while, but here’s one which may relate to tonight’s discussion at the British LIbrary. And in the wake of the Rapture deadline which passed at the weekend. who better to re-read than Marina Benjamin on Living at The End of the World.

She says the future gets interesting when we think of it as another place, not just another time:

This future, The Future, the real tomorrow, is a foreign land, a vast unconquered virgin territory that acts as a cypher for our wildest dreams of triumph and our darkest fears of defeat. Because it contains the unwritten chapters of the human story, we are unable to let it be, we are constantly prospecting and speculating, hoping to catch some glimmer of how the story ends…

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