Friday, December 25, 2015

Cli-fi novels and movies are not geared to next two generations, but to next 30 generations of man (and woman)

And here's why, according to the ghost of New Years past lurking in the mists of time:

"People keep talking about making the world better (that is to say, cleaning up man-made global warming before it is too late to clean it up at all...) for their children and grandchildren, as if those two generations are as far as they can see. Or if they are politicians eyeing the next election, then the next election cycle time frame. Noooooooo, it's not your children or your grandchildren who are in trouble -- their lives will be fine. It's your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren you need to be worried about, those humans who will be alive 30 generations from now. That's when the shit hits the fan. That's the time frame we need to focus on, as if anybody cares that far ahead. We need to look far, far ahead, into the next 500 years. That should be our focus. No more sanitized Christmas fantasies, please!''

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