UNSEE THE FUTURE – EP6: Health

 

Go on, you’re faking it.

“Me’ol nan smoked like a chimney all ‘er life and lived till an’undred. Twinkletoes was dahn at the gym six nights a week and dropped dead of an’art attack at forty-three, din’ee?”

Health is an interesting phenomenon in the West, because here humans have turned the idea of being well into a sort of novelty. A…

UNSEE THE FUTURE – EP5:Water

Don’t say Kevin Costner.

If you want one conveniently portable – or potable – thing to worry about for the future, you may as well pick water. It’ll fit efficiently into your busy lifestyle. And your manbag. Our technological revolutions, our economic politics, our convulsing climate? They all seem way too complicated and fearsome to properly get upset about unless…

Da Future, d’Art, duh past.

 

In a #CES week, the main news likes to flirt with “THE FUTURE!” Right? Which to me, as someone who’s never attended the highpoint of the global tech event calendar, tends to look like more drones, more bulky VR headsets, more talk of AR, a few more swanky concept EVs, and more obligatory uncanny robots. Not yet following…

UNSEE THE FUTURE – EP4: Food

Tucker. Grub. Eating like a bird or feasting on the spoils – the real consumption of the consumer lifestyle is… consumption. Food is the meat of it, the challenge of building a more sustainable future. If we have a taste for it.

Consumption and production are, of course, two sides of the same coin. But what is the value of…

UNSEE THE FUTURE – EP3: Economy

Confidence. Global markets rocket or plummet by the perception of it, apparently. But what can we bank on as we look to the future? Because something in global economics seems volatile to say the least – a lot of ordinary jobbing humans don’t exactly love their jobs. And don’t exactly have their jobs. So just what visions of future…

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