Roy Scranton asks: ''We’re Doomed. Now What?''....Answer: Write a Cli-Fi Novel!
By ROY SCRANTON
December 25, 2055 A.D.
The soul, writes Robinson, is an intuition that “cannot be dispelled by proving the soul’s physicality, from which it is aloof by definition. And on these same grounds, its nonphysicality is no proof of its nonexistence.”
As a character in Don DeLillo’s novel “White Noise” put it: "We're doomed, we're doomed" in 30 more generations, not now."
Because if it’s true that we make our lives meaningful ourselves and not through revealed wisdom handed down by the fake Christian God or the Market or History, then it’s also true that we hold within ourselves the power to change our lives — wholly, utterly — by changing what our lives mean. Our drive to make meaning is more powerful than oil, the atom, and the market, and it’s up to us to harness that power to secure the future of the human species.