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Tech bros who identify as “futurists” are sadly incorrect
A “Futurist” is a member of the early 20th century avant-garde art movement, Futurism. And as objectively awesome as Futurism is — seriously, they were the original fuck-the-man artists —we somehow seem to be shockingly alone in that school of thought. Google ‘Futurist’ and you’ll be met with a confusing flurry of self-promotional websites, buzzword-laden headlines, and bizarre second-tier dictionary definitions:
articles  futurism  regex 
11 days ago by jblocksom
Rebecca Solnit: Whose Story (and Country) Is This? | Literary Hub
"We are as a culture moving on to a future with more people and more voices and more possibilities. Some people are being left behind, not because the future is intolerant of them but because they are intolerant of this future."
feminism  racism  futurism  anthropology  polisci 
12 days ago by jalderman
Survival of the Richest – Future Human – Medium
There’s nothing wrong with madly optimistic appraisals of how technology might benefit human society. But the current drive for a post-human utopia is something else. It’s less a vision for the wholesale migration of humanity to a new a state of being than a quest to transcend all that is human: the body, interdependence, compassion, vulnerability, and complexity. As technology philosophers have been pointing out for years, now, the transhumanist vision too easily reduces all of reality to data, concluding that “humans are nothing but information-processing objects
wealth  technology  futurism 
12 days ago by jbpin
Thousands of Tiny Futures | Machinology
It is in such political archaeologies that Afrofuturism and many later ethnofuturisms (as they are sometimes coined) emerge. Whatever the collective term might be, Afrofuturism, Sinofuturism, Gulf Futurism, Black Quantum Futurism and other current versions speak of the multiplication of futures in contemporary art and visual culture (Parikka 2018). Some of it feels like future overturned. For Gulf Futurism, and in works by artists such as Sophia Al Maria, the placement of a future that already arrived is read against the backdrop of the architectural built environments in the Arabian Gulf states. The artificial environments that work both horizontally and vertically as significant elements coined also as Dubai Speed (Bromber et al. 2016: 1) speak of one particular version of capitalist futures. Built from oil and fossil pasts, such cities and environments necessitate imaginaries of the future: how are architectures, building materials and infrastructures primed at the back of fossil fuels for a post-fossil life? While a key archaeological question for Walter Benjamin was how to read the city through its fragments as a slow emergence of capitalist consumer culture, the current version in such situations is how the city is imagined towards a future while trying to deal with that industrial legacy and its toxic environments.
futurism  afrofuturism 
14 days ago by shannon_mattern
The Rich Are Planning to Leave This Wretched Planet - The New York Times
Here comes private space travel — with cocktails, retro-futuristic Philippe Starck designs and Wi-Fi. Just $55 million a trip!
additivism  earth  economics  futurism  luxury  money  nasa  privilege  space  terraforming  travel  stream 
26 days ago by therourke
Elon Musk and the Failure of Our Imagination in Space | The New Yorker
Long before mastering the mechanics of spaceflight, men imagined sending other men into the cosmos.
additivism  elon  musk  futurism  imagination  progress  space  stream 
26 days ago by therourke

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