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XXIV.2 March + April 2017
Page: 42
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The future is already here—It’s just not very evenly distributed


Authors:
Tim Chatterton, Georgia Newmarch

  The title comes from a quote by American speculative fiction author William Gibson [1]. In its original context, it alludes primarily to the fact that the things that will constitute the normal or everyday within the lives of those living in the future already exist for some today. Most of what will constitute change, at least in the short- to midterm, is simply the spread of these niche or minority things to become more pervasive. However, Gibson’s quote can also be interpreted to mean that the future itself will be characterized by inequalities similar to those that exist in…




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