Retreat Into The Future
Nov 6, 2011
It's a sort of spoken essay about the techno-utopian vision of the future from the 60s & 70s. An appropriate companion to Playful 2011 which was full of men raised in the 60s & 70s disappointed that their promised future didn't happen.
Which reminds me of John Gruber's complaints about technology concept videos:
I’m not arguing that making concept videos directly leads to a lack of traction in the current market. I’m arguing that making concept videos is a sign of a company that has a lack of institutional focus on the present and near-present. Can you imagine a sports team in the midst of a present-day losing season that makes a video imagining a future championship 10 years out?
More Retreat Into The Future than Occupy The Future