Sci-Fi Futures

I loved Matt Webb’s scifi fictional futures talk. The bit that finally made me send it to Tim was:

My last few slides have all been about closed systems, and networks which act to close themselves. It feels odd, but we’re about to reach that period on our own planet. Every day, we’re having encounters with limits in places where technology, before, was all about extending them. (I’ve heard Malcolm McCullough describe modernity as when you send more boats out fishing and get more fish back, and postmodernity as a confrontation with limits—you send out more boats, and there are less fish to bring back.)

but there are dozens of big thoughts and unshackled imaginations in this great talk. I wish I’d been able to see it. It’s huge and terrific, just like Matt’s mind.