Heroic Modernism, Atemporality, Design Fiction, Network Culture, Retrofuturism & spaceships.

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The jetpack fantasy is a retro future that remains stuck in the 50s (The Gernsback Continuum); we have so much interesting, magic technology in our lives now that it’s quite hard to comprehend. But, there are few groups who harness that technology and bend it to do things in human and humane ways.

As Hobbes says, “The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.” And I’d say that our society’s futurism reflects the present too. Is the disillusionment with the future (and many apocalyptic visions) due to the position we find ourselves in today?