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  • Fernando shared from Pattern Recognition (Blue Ant) by William Gibson
    “we have no idea, now, of who or what the inhabitants of our future might be. In that sense, we have no future. Not in the sense that our grandparents had a future, or thought they did. Fully imagined cultural futures were the luxury of another day, one in which ‘now’ was of some greater duration. For us, of course, things can change so abruptly, so violently, so profoundly, that futures like our grandparents’ have insufficient ‘now’ to stand on. We have no future because our present is too volatile.”
    Note: Our "now" moves too quickly for us to have a traditional sense of future.
  • Fernando shared from Spook Country (Blue Ant) by William Gibson
    “I could be disappeared,” said a version of Milgrim’s own voice, somewhere within some remaining citadel of self. He might never have used the verb before, in that peculiarly Argentine sense, but now it applied. Or could apply, easily enough.
    Note: Interesting choice. . . i wonder how many understand. Also the second mention of Argentina.
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Fernando Gaglianese