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My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World | Media | The Guardian
The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it
dystopia  books  politics  liberties 
5 days ago by basemaly
Huxley vs. Orwell: The Webcomic – Biblioklept
Stuart McMillen's webcomic adapts (and updates) Postman's famous book-length essay, Amusing Ourselves to Death, which argues that Aldous Huxley's vision of the future in Brave New World was ultimately more accurate than the one proposed by George Orwell in 1984. (Via).
dystopia  books  politics  liberties  comics 
5 days ago by basemaly
Speculative urbanism | LCW
Speculative urbanism is a design project about the future of our cities and world. It follows the philosophy of speculative realism (Hale, 2013) and Object Oriented Ontology (OOO) (Graham)
architecture  Future  dystopia  cities 
7 days ago by basemaly
PennDesign Presents Liam Young: “City Everywhere” on Vimeo
Liam Young currently lives and works in London as an independent urbanist, designer and futurist. He is founder of the futures think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today…
cities  dystopia  Future  architecture 
7 days ago by basemaly
Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated…
VR  dystopia  vrandtruth18  video 
7 days ago by basemaly
What The Truman Show Can Teach Us About the Future of the Internet |
Today, it feels like our own deepest fears are coming true. Algorithms sequester us in filter bubbles and serve up increasingly polarizing morsels in a no-holds-barred battle for our attention, which they then auction to advertisers. Worse still, bad actors hijack these systems to contaminate our worldviews, spread propaganda, and influence our elections.
Future  surveillance  data  privacy  dystopia 
11 days ago by basemaly
Dystopias Now • Commune KIM STANLEY ROBINSON
I’ve been saying that science fiction works by a kind of double action, like the glasses people wear when watching 3D movies. One lens of science fiction’s aesthetic machinery portrays some future that might actually come to pass; it’s a kind of proleptic realism. The other lens presents a metaphorical vision of our current moment, like a symbol in a poem. Together the two views combine and pop into a vision of History, extending magically into the future.
dystopia  criticism  sci-fi 
11 days ago by jomc

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