When data breaches for every adult is just “a part of life,” and teenagers are materializing new forms of money out of thin air daily, it’s time for the rest of us to get hacking.
Give us more positive news, goshdarnit, George! Like maybe that there was an alien invasion that had finally ended all our petty squabbling and united us against a common foe…
We could soon have so much electricity from green power sources and other neat tricks that we’ll begin throwing it away like un-drunk bottled water or expired lettuce.
It’s a distributed future. Beneath all the hype about global warming and other boogie monsters, people are working from the bottom up to to build a new world.
Look forward to a world of city-states where people on the political left and people on the political right live separately. And maybe not just in separate mental spheres, telling themselves different stories about what’s happening in the world, but living in separate cities. Maybe even cities that are at war with each other, like in ancient Greece.