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  • hardie karges 12:47 pm on November 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Sci-Fi Future 

    Remember when science fiction authors used to write about all the little gadgets and inventions we’d have at some point in the future, e.g. high-technology and space travel? Seems quaint now, doesn’t it? Now that we have those things, of course, they envision a dystopian future of bleakness and degradation, blackness and deprivation.

    Sci-fi authors are some pretty smart mofos, like Arthur C. Clarke, after all, who first theorized the geosynchronous orbits that allow our telecom satellites to follow us around in virtual orbit keeping us connected with one another in time if not in space.

    So are you still convinced that somehow we’ll magically dodge a bullet? Your time might be better spent learning some gardening skills, learning some languages, or polishing your hammer and sharpening your axe.

    Fortunately there are still people alive who know how to do sh*t, renaissance-style people whose main career goal was, “no office.” Hi. Enjoy your iPhones, enjoy your AirCon, enjoy the fruits of your official labors while they last, because they probably won’t…

     
  • hardie karges 9:48 am on May 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Religio-Politics 101: Future Chac, the Rain God 

    Image result for chac moolThe problem with blogging is that it doesn’t pay Jack (he’s my accountant). We do it because we’re driven, by something—or other. Let me explain: I get paid by future archaeologists to try and explain WTF happened. So if you’ve ever watched time-travel movies then you can guess the rest: I leave them clues—in this case my blogs—printed and left in secret locations, so that they can uncover them there in the future and read my narratives on what occurred in the 21st century. Fun fun. So while they’re trying to figure out the past, I’m trying to figure out the future.

    The problem is that the paper trail for them ends at the end of the 20th century, about the time when the use of paper itself went into serious decline. So they’ve got all the leftover hardware that we now use, and more that we WILL use (for a little while at least, before the Big Event), but they don’t have the software to get information from it. Oops. So we’ve worked out a little system. It isn’t perfect, but better than nothing. The only problem is that I get paid by the future archeologists in future dollars (FUSD), so it’s not much good for now. (More …)

     
  • hardie karges 7:59 am on April 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    BROKE FUTURE 

    Future archaeologists will have fun with the CERN super collider particle accelerator. It’ll be the enigma of the millennia, trying to unravel the twists and turns of nuclear physics. Somehow I can’t see how anyone would ever figure out how somebody would build a massive underground structure tens of miles long and miles in diameter for the purpose of smashing subatomic particles into each other just to see what they’ll do. That presupposes that there will be a break in the historical record, as before, when one historical age has lost track of what happened previously. By extension one could assume that technological advancement will have stalled and progress regressed. Should history proceed smoothly, by some miracle, all will not be lost and we will likely be far more advanced then than now. For that to happen, we’ll have to find a suitable substitute for oil BEFORE it runs out, and make a seamless transition to a new phase of energy consumption.

     
  • hardie karges 3:16 pm on April 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    THE FUTURE 

    China wins by default, just count the numbers. The parasite devours the host, led by the unholy triad of Capitalist investment, Confucianist obedience, and Communist totalitarianism, the 3 C’s all spell “control”: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Don’t do unto others what you don’t want them to do to you. Move backward into the future. After you cross the street, don’t forget to look both ways and see what might have happened if you’d stopped to think about it. But you can’t have it both ways. The choice is ours: a kinder gentler slower world or a reckless smelly consumptive one. Growing pains are hard for a citified world age 5000. Our ancestors missed their cows when they left the farm. We might have to miss our cars when we leave the city to the archeologists of another generation.

     
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