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July 10, 2002 at 1 PM

Future Report

At Salon.com, an interview with two of the “conceptual consultants” from Minority Report provokes discussion of future techology and changes in lifestyle. Steven Spielberg’s stylish thriller offers a convincing portrayal of how our society might function in fifty years; these two helped craft that portrayal:

As a futurist, do you see the world as you think it will be or as you personally want it to be?

The more time you spend thinking about that sort of thing, the more you have to acknowledge how things rarely turn out the way you intend. Very often it’s the case that new technology — even with beneficial ends in mind — turns out to have effects you didn’t expect at all. I think more and more I feel wary about technology just in the sense that we’re rushing headlong into any number of different of technologically advanced fields without a full understanding of what’s necessarily going on. Bioengineering is an obvious example — just hanging around waiting for the mini bio-apocalypse.

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Previously: Echoes of Denial

Subsequently: Pute Pute

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