The Future We Deserve - Now

So, history tells us it all started with a tweet, when the cheerful Vinay Gupta wrote something like "I'd like to collect 100 entries, 500 words each, about the future we deserve, and turn that into a book".

But I think things probably started much, much earlier, when we humans, now self-centered keyboard-enabled apes, started growing the frontal lobes of our convoluted brains.

Yep. We started thinking about the future. We started behaving like very sophisticated amoebas, but instead of moving towards "more food" and away from "more toxins", we started moving towards "better futures" and away from "less better ones".

It was as if futures really existed in the present, and that way they began to exist in the present.

We - and whatever other animal species that do what we do - really do all our stuff in the present, just like amoebas do.

We use our present muscles to move towards the things we currently value, in the map provided in present tense by our present memories and our present sensory systems and our present sense-making stories - all of them working in real time, which is now.

In any case, the book is now in the past. Or maybe not, if you read it, download it, buy it, or do anything with it that the license, your technical capabilities and your imagination let you do.

Me, I've read all of it at some point during the past year. And now I don't know what else to do ... in the new now.

It's probably time to make noise about the book. Not the book itself, but whatever it is that the authors (that's a "we", given that I have three pieces there) wanted to talk openly about. So, yeah, I'm here for a conversation or three.

And maybe, you know, some action.

What do we want to do with our now, then?

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