Tuesday, August 31, 2010

the future is separated from the present by an unbridgeable abyss

George Lucas THX 1138, (1971).
I too, therefore, believe that I must understand the future not as something to be judged but something rather that sits in judgment on the present. Thus, such a future is neither utopian nor hell and cannot become an object of curiosity. And even if this society is developed to a far larger degree than the present one, it only occasions suffering in the eyes of those entombed in their microscopic sense of a continuing, predictable present.-- Kobo Abé, Inter Ice Age 4, (1970).