(Un)desirable Futures

by danhon

Where would you like to live? Brighton? St. John’s Wood? Greenwich? Hackney? Or, if you’re of a more fantastical or surreal bent, the Moon? Or maybe The Tardis?

Five Futures I’d Be Happy Relocating To

  1. THE FUTURE AS ENVISAGED BY THE 1979 TITLE “THE USBORNE BOOK OF THE FUTURE
  2. THE FUTURE AS ENVISAGED BY 1960S FUTURISTS
  3. ANYWHERE WITH FREE BUCKMINSTER FULLER DOMES FOR ALL
  4. THE “GOOD” 2015 VERSION OF HILL VALLEY, AS NEVER SEEN ON-SCREEN IN THE BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY
  5. THE IMPLIED REBOOT OF POST-CONSUMER HUMAN SOCIETY OF WALL-E

Five Futures I’d Rather Not Relocate To

  1. THE FUTURE AS ENVISAGED BY LATE 1990S ENVIRONMENTALISTS
  2. THE FUTURE AS ENVISAGED BY A NEANDERTHAL WHO HAS EXPERIENCED A DROUGHT
  3. ANYWHERE WITH C-BEAMS GLITTERING
  4. THE COST-BENEFIT INTERSTELLAR HAULAGE/STORAGE UTILISATION ANALYSIS DIVISION OF AMERICAN AIRLINES (SPACE FREIGHTERS), PREPARING A REPORT ON THE FEASIBILITY OF CALLING THE VALLEY FORGE BACK INTO COMMERCIAL SERVICE
  5. ANY FUTURE AS REGULARLY ENVISAGED BY THE DAILY MAIL

* Inspired by a conversation with Naomi Alderman