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The Future is Coming
« on: November 23, 2013, 02:25:50 pm »
The Future is coming
The Future is here
And no power in the world can stop it
It sweeps us up like a tidal wave
And the old is smashed to pieces
And dragged out to sea
The Future doesn't care who you are
The Future doesn't care whose fault it is
It explodes
Like a bomb in a public square
Indifferent to the suffering it causes
The Future doesn't care about your wallet
The Future doesn't care where you come from
It is post-scarcity
Post-identity
Post-borders and post-fear
The Future is screaming
The Future is loud
It booms in our ears and shines in our eyes
A cacophony of old themes remixed and mashed up
It lives in the art
And the song
And the dance
It lives in test tubes
And robots
It lives in the wires
In our homes
And our cars
The trains and the buses
The offices and the streets
It lives in space and under the ocean and on the farms
The Future is coming
With all the wrong values
And those who do not hear its approach
Will not survive
The Future is beautiful
And terrible
With vertical farms and sustainable cities
And random acts of senseless violence
And it is not either-or
It is all
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Re: The Future is Coming
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 05:20:07 pm »
Wow. This is powerful. Very nicely done, QG
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Re: The Future is Coming
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 05:51:37 pm »
I like this.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: The Future is Coming
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013, 08:33:52 pm »
This gets stronger every time I reread it. Well done!
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Re: The Future is Coming
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013, 12:53:53 am »
it dries out {get on with it {{ same as Mars {{{solwer than

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Re: The Future is Coming
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2013, 04:53:34 am »
I'm glad people like it! I was worried it was too unpolished for sharing, might still do another version with stuff like "structure" later.
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Re: The Future is Coming
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2013, 07:18:19 am »
The Future allows me to postpone my concerns :lol:
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2013, 12:31:47 pm »
I'm glad people like it! I was worried it was too unpolished for sharing, might still do another version with stuff like "structure" later.

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The Future allows me to postpone my concerns :lol:

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Re: The Future is Coming
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2013, 12:33:50 pm »
then AGAIN,  maybe my monitor is upside down | How would i tell?
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Re: The Future is Coming
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2013, 06:27:46 pm »
then AGAIN,  maybe my monitor is upside down | How would i tell?
It's head would still be on the past.
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Re: The Future is Coming
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2013, 10:02:58 pm »
I'm glad people like it! I was worried it was too unpolished for sharing, might still do another version with stuff like "structure" later.

It works better without it, I think.

Structure is interesting, but lack of structure is also interesting and given the context I think the latter works well.

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Re: The Future is Coming
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2013, 10:14:00 pm »
I'm glad people like it! I was worried it was too unpolished for sharing, might still do another version with stuff like "structure" later.

It works better without it, I think.

Structure is interesting, but lack of structure is also interesting and given the context I think the latter works well.
I am not a critic, on any level, however, my superior sortilege skills predict that the above statement is most correctly on point.
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Re: The Future is Coming
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2016, 10:41:18 pm »
Fuck you, I'll bump my own thread if I want to!

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Re: The Future is Coming
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2016, 04:27:11 am »
Nice!
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: The Future is Coming
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2017, 08:17:54 am »
BUMP!
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