New Next

We outlived the future.

This is a good thing. I like it. I’ve outlived (space) 1999 and 2000AD and 2001 and next year I clear BLADE RUNNERs 2019. We’re barely two feet into the 21st Century and it’s all a blank sheet of paper from here. No maps for these territories. I like it. It’s freeing. Now we’ve gotten used to the speed of the 21C, we can all quit complaining about how near-future sf gets overtaken by the times so quickly and just swing crazily from here to 2101. I hope for, and fully expect, futures scenarios to get weirder and wilder, hyperlocal and supermodernglobal, very quickly. 2001 to 2018 has been the training ground for the New Next.

I’m looking forward to the New Next. I outlived the old future. Give me a new one to live for.

August 7, 2018


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