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Re: <nettime> Franco Berardi & Geert Lovink: A call to the Army of Love
Morlock Elloi on Fri, 14 Oct 2011 08:52:34 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Franco Berardi & Geert Lovink: A call to the Army of Love and to the Army of Software


If it's a fight against machines, let's do La Jetee/Terminator/12
Monkeys all the way:

What *is* the future like if machines win? What is it like if
they lose? No one talks about that. The projections of future are
nonexistent, from any side. The future has collapsed to the next 7
days.

Gone are shorts about futuristic cities, appliances and automobiles
produced by GM and other industry giants in 1950s. Gone are Hollywood
fantasies from 1970s (2001: A space Odyssey) and dystopias from 1980s
(mostly after PKD) - there are not even dystopias in the public mind
any more! It doesn't get any worse than that.

There was no successful social movement without some - however fake,
ridiculous, rosy, impossible - idea about future, an utopia. We have
none today.

No dystopias, no utopias.

Why is there this ban on the Future?




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