Futures Forum: Star Trek >>> 'What happened to the progressive and optimistic vision of future?' @ BBC Radio 4
Futures Forum: "The real-life Mad Max will be about water"
Futures Forum: Climate change... and 'Interstellar': degrading soil and running out of food
Futures Forum: Of Back to the Future and the promise of flying cars
A lot of this is dystopian:
Futures Forum: Mission into space >>> "We’re making a mess of this planet - it’s probably good for another 200 or 300 years, so it makes sense to get out there and find another one."
And these reactions are often due to a deep disappointment with what we were promised:
Futures Forum: Techno-promises unfulfilled >>> Where did the future go?
Futures Forum: "Where are the flying cars?" or, "What happened to derail so many credible ideas and prospects?"
On the other hand: 'Big Energy says the future is bright and full of SUVs for everyone':
Futures Forum: "Exposing the futuristic fantasies deployed by the fossil-fuel companies"
Full of technological promise:
Futures Forum: Futurists >>> and the promises of science and technology >>> Part three: "Our naive innovation fetish"
Futures Forum: The promises of technological innovation >>> "The Fourth Industrial Revolution" and the future of work
Indeed, you might want the machines to take over a bit:
Futures Forum: The future of work: "Capitalism will abolish laundry day" >>> or: "Fully Automated Luxury Communism"
Or you might like to take a more laid-back view of things:
Futures Forum: In Praise of Idleness: "If Hadza nomads get by on 14 hours’ work a week, why can’t we?"
What is your future vision?
Futures Forum: Imagining, designing and implementing a new economy, a new future
A 'convivial' future?
Futures Forum: "The quiet realization of Ivan Illich's ideas in the contemporary commons movement"
An 'organised' future?
Futures Forum: The language of bureaucracy >>> David Graeber and "The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy"
Or a 'primitive' future?
Futures Forum: On the Transition: "Future Primitive"
The Baffler magazine takes us to utopia and back:
Team Orwell is rooting for the end of the world
High on Dystopia | Jessa Crispin