An ancient virus has come back to life after lying dormant for at least 30,000 years, scientists...
We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the emptiness of the center hole that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.
Isaac Asimov, Visit to the World’s Fair of 2014 (1964)
- Kevin Kelly, Protopia
A Ph.D. student in Brazil is designing new wearable “beauty tech:” eyelashes, makeup and artificial fingernails that could unlock doors or play music.
"The future is just a kind of history that hasn’t happened yet."
John Crowley, The Next Future
an excerpt from Joe Berkowitz’ piece, How Margaret Atwood Creates Scary-Plausible Worlds• Breakfast can take you quite far •
This may sound silly, but I like to wonder what people would have for breakfast—which people, as their breakfasts would be different—and where they would get those food items, and whether or not they would say a prayer over them, and how they would pay for them, and what they would wear during that meal, and, if cooked, how, and what sort of bed they would have arisen from, and what else they might be doing while having the breakfast—talking to someone (who), in person or on a device (what?), and who would be allowed to do that, and what they might feel safe in saying. Breakfast can take you quite far.
William S. Burroughs
John Maynard Keynes (1937)