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Philosophy Sociology Hauntology and nostalgia for lost futures

Indian Summer

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Have you noticed how contemporary science fiction (in particular on TV and film) struggles to imagine truly new futures and keeps recycling retro aesthetics? I think this is why I'm so disappointed with so-called science fiction these days.

I just watched this YT video on the topic and found it quite compelling.

I'd be interested to learn more about this topic! Please share any thoughts you may have, however tangential, don't be shy!
 

Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
We just watched a TV program about new social "innovations" in Japan. Rent-a-wife, led display semetery/memorial-to-the-dead, speed dating for shy 30-somethings ... I'm always impressed and at the same time shocked at social developments in Japan! At least there they have the courage to try something new.
 
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