Returning Forward

Get into “environmental(ist)” vs. economic debates enough, there’s always the point where the “greens&#822…

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Fiction and the Future(s)

One of those special traits of our species – of us – is that we are a story-telling bunch. We don’t just exist a…

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From Economic Strife to Ecologic Thrive

Turn on the TV, check out the news, there’s reports of growth needed but in question, threatening our well-being. There are …

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Realizing The Power In Our Own Hands

“It’s no good believing in somebody else If you can’t believe in yourself You give them the reason to take all the power and wealth” (“Turn It Up” – Alan Parsons Project) There is a very strange paradox of power about today. Never before has such a large part of humanity lived so well, and […]

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Sacrifice. It’s All For Economic Growth Now…

It has always been the story that the environmentalists are the crazy ones, the ones who would protect owls rather than create jobs, move back into caves rather than out into space (or the gadgetry of cyberspace, at least). The future, if one listened to “them,” would be green, perhaps, but also pretty archaic. Or […]

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A History of the Future, The Middle Ground of Life

It is strange. We say that technology progresses so quickly, things have been going swell – but at the same time, even people who don’t necessarily believe in peak oil and the peak everything that our sheer numbers and demands on the planet’s ecosystems are running up against, do seem to be aware of the […]

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The Generation(s) of Pain – and Promise

It used to be that you made it into college, got a good education, and then made a career, had a family, bought a house, filled it with stuff, and all that. In the uncertain times we are facing, this promise of an easy life has turned into a promise for many. A promise that […]

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Living with the Future

The future seems no “unknown territory” anymore, it’s all around – but at the same time, both in the sense of progress, of a future that is challenging but also exhilarating, and with a sense of dread and doom, of a future with too many people and too few resources, of lives made ever more […]

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