The line of the last four months has been something like the following:
I’d never thought I’d live to see this happen.
Of course those of us in the states, and even outside, know what “this” means.
But what is going on is so much bigger. Hell I didn’t think I’d live to see the day I could hold a phone in my hand with 20,000 times the power of my Apple IIc…but there you have it.
I’ve been trying to bring together seemingly disparate pieces to question our new reality, to question its texture, its sound, its taste, its look. And I’m going to continue to do that.
I never expected to live to see 40. Not because of any Menace II Society like concern with my life. But because I was raised on a steady diet of science fiction novels, and B-movies. I couldn’t see beyond 32, because that was 2001.
And 2001 was the future.
So the very idea of being 40 was foreign to me.
Yet and still here we are.
But the future is still there and waiting to be made. I took the title of this post from a fascinating interview with Kim Stanley Robinson. Here’s hoping we’ll all be here over course of 2009 to talk about the future together.