What will the future look like?

A couple predictions:

In the year 2018 violence has been outlawed and corporations have replaced government as the ruling party following the demise of politics. – Rollerball (1975)

‘It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words… Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?’ – 1984 (1949)

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One comment

  1. Food for thought, indeed, from each end of a continuum… In 1964, the senior class at a high school in the Bay Area was required to read Orwell’s 1984 (along with Lord of the Flies). We were terrified (but it seemed far, far in the future). The year 1984 came and went with a tentative sigh of relief, “Whew, that’s behind us!” Only it isn’t, is it? Echoing down through the years, it still lingers.

    The second prediction, of course, touches the deep and we say a collective, “Keep talking and keep listening, people” 🙂

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