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the future: misleading desires for permanence

The future is a relic, and industry and a myth. For all our scientific prognostications, do we know any more about it than the average Zoroastrian? …After Louis Sebastien Mercier passed into the dustbin of history, a new breed of … Continue reading

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future: like beads on an infinite string

The modern future was born, according to one dating, in the year 1770, when a Parisian hack writer named Louis-Sebastien Mercier wrote a book called L’an 2440… …This linear conception of the time is another essential ingredient of the modern … Continue reading

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