Bruce Sterling on architecture, design, science fiction, futurism and involuntary parks


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/08/continuous-gernsbackism.html


#2

Probably because it isn’t likely to involve humans in any capacity.


#3

What do you think will happen to them? If you are talking about global warming, while that might conceivably lead to famines and the deaths of millions, but not really wipe out humanity. Are you thinking Terminator or that old standard for 70 years and running, nuclear war?


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When the methane under the Arctic tundra melts, and ocean acidification wipes out diatoms there won’t really be any stopping the process. We’ve already reached the point where the world’s rainforests are net carbon emitters.

We, of course, will wipe ourselves out with nuclear weapons long before that. Probably for super-important reasons.


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