Futurism Quotes

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William Gibson
“We have no future because our present is too volatile. We have only risk management. The spinning of the given moment's scenarios. Pattern recognition.”
William Gibson, Pattern Recognition

Woody Allen
“I foresee death by culture shock.”
Woody Allen

“Corruption ultimately guilts the corrupt, and it hardens the innocent who suffer as a result of it. It isn't the young who corrupt the old, rather it's the inverse.
The aim of the old should be to ensure that the young grow up incorruptible.”
Justin K. McFarlane Beau

M.C. Humphreys
“If you ask me what remains to be known in the future, I’ll say, ‘Memorize all the world’s encyclopedias.’ Once you do that, forget all that fancy junk and rake the leaves – else I’m gonna take a stick to you, boy.”
M.C. Humphreys

Charles Lee Lesher
“The road ahead is long and there will be many setbacks. Success is not assured… but the price of failure has never been this high.”
Charles Lee Lesher, Shadow on the Moon

Jacque Fresco
“The only limitations on the future of the humankind are those we impose upon ourselves”
Jacque Fresco, The Best That Money Can't Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty & War

Cindy Pon
“I knew my childhood had been rough, and many times I had felt so alone. Daiyu must have experienced a different kind of loneliness. But in the end, maybe lonely was lonely.”
Cindy Pon, Want

Cindy Pon
“The beautiful creatures are often the most dangerous," she murmured.”
Cindy Pon, Want

“When historians in the future ask a really old version of me about this pandemic, I’m gonna tell them that Trump’s MAGA minions were the only ones who had no idea what was happening, while the rest of America stared into the abyss.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, American Fascism: A German Writer's Urgent Warning To America

Jacque Fresco
“Unfortunately, we tend to support basic values and traditions that reflect the past, without questioning their appropriateness to the present or the future”
Jacque Fresco, The Best That Money Can't Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty & War

Aldous Huxley
“Medical Science has made such tremendous progress that there is hardly a healthy human left.”
Aldous Huxley

David Frayne
“One of the most pressing questions faced by capitalist societies now, at the pinnacle of their productive capacities, is the question of what should be done with the time being saved by these gains in productivity. What meaning and content will we, as a society, choose to give this new-found free-time?
Will we use it to enhance our lives outside work, nourish our relationships and pursue our own self-development, or will economic rationality dictate that we spend just as much time and energy on work as we did before? [ch.one]”
David Frayne, The Refusal of Work: Rethinking Post-Work Theory and Practice

David Frayne
“It is crucial we also think beyond workers' rights to confront a broader and more fundamental set of questions: What is so great about work that sees society constantly trying to create more of it? Why, at the pinnacle of productive development, is there still thought to be need for everybody to work for most of the time? What is work for, and what else could we be doing in the future, were we no longer cornered into spending most of our time working? [ch.one]”
David Frayne, The Refusal of Work: Rethinking Post-Work Theory and Practice

David Frayne
“To any who would suggest that there is no alternative to the work-centred society, I submit that it is a profoundly sad society that cannot envisage a future where a sense of social solidarity and purpose are achieved through anything other than commodity relations. [ch.eight]”
David Frayne, The Refusal of Work: Rethinking Post-Work Theory and Practice

Aldous Huxley
“Medical science has made such tremendous progress that there is hardly a healthy man left.”
Aldous Huxley

Olga Tokarczuk
“Literature is built on tenderness toward any being other than ourselves. It is the basic psychological mechanism of the novel. Thanks to this miraculous tool, the most sophisticated means of human communication, our experience can travel through time, reaching those who have not yet been born, but who will one day turn to what we have written, the stories we told about ourselves and our world.”
Olga Tokarczuk

Cindy Pon
“Estranged and probably stubborn to a fault. I was my mother's son.”
Cindy Pon, Want

Philip Wyeth
“Detective, what I'm trying to tell you is that there's no point in my being at this desk. Or anywhere else! We set it all into motion perfectly, and now the system itself can see to everything. It's like they're just keeping us around as... I don't know. Furniture? To occupy themselves? Learn from us? Or... maybe it's a form of tribute.”
Philip Wyeth, Hot Ash and the Oasis Defect

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
“Le génie a des rafales impétueuses et des torrents boueux. Il impose parfois des lenteurs analytiques et explicatives. On ne peut guère rénover sa sensibilité d’un seul coup. Les cellules mortes sont mêlées aux vivantes. L’art est un besoin de se détruire et de s’éparpiller, grand arrosoir d’héroïsme inondant le monde. Les microbes, ne l’oubliez pas, sont nécessaires au sang, aussi bien qu’à l’Art, ce prolongement de la forêt de nos veines, qui se déploie hors du corps dans l’infini de l’espace et du temps.”
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, I manifesti del futurismo

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
“La matière n’est ni triste ni joyeuse. Elle a pour essence le courage, la volonté et la force absolue. Elle appartient toute entière au poète divinateur qui saura se délivrer de la syntaxe traditionnelle, lourde, étroite, attachée au sol, sans bras et sans ailes parce qu’elle est seulement intelligente. Seul le poète asyntaxique et aux mots déliés pourra pénétrer l’essence de la matière et détruire la sourde hostilité qui la sépare de nous.”
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, I manifesti del futurismo

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
“Nous voulons chanter l’amour du danger, l’habitude de l’énergie et de la témérité.”
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, I manifesti del futurismo

“We need to have a clear sense of what is dying, what is growing, and what has yet to be born in this phase of transition. We must move toward the future lacking a clear-cut blueprint of what is to be done and shedding a dogmatic sense of the eternal truth but carrying with us a shared sense of the awareness, values, methods and relationships necessary to navigate these uncharted waters.”
Scott Kurashige, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century

“It has not been bad values, false doctrines or wrong ideas so much as it has been bad operational thinking that has been responsible for the decline of the West in the 20th century. Thinking today for survival must be operational, not legalistic, moralistic, normative or doctrinal. The only economic, natural or other so-called laws that are valid and useful as bases for calculation may more accurately be termed operational imperatives. Thinking about current problems and challenges, to be useful, must turn around determinable possibilities and calculable probabilities, not legal, moral, or value certainties. What creates a legal certainty is a legal opinion. What creates a religious, a moral or a value certainty is faith. What the fate of western civilization and the survival of the human race in the nuclear age depend on is accurate calculation as to what is operationally possible and probable, and not as to what is morally certain. There is little that is operationally certain about the future but a great deal that is calculably probable.”
Lawrence Dennis, Operational Thinking for Survival

“We have all become anomalies in the world of AI, but we have the power to triumph. If we open our minds and embrace the differences that make us human, we have a chance of preserving our humanity in the age of AI.”
Ayanna Howard, Sex, Race, and Robots - How to Be Human in the Age of AI

A.D. Aliwat
“Maybe soon you’ll be able to upload your consciousness to the cloud somewhere, hopefully put it on your phone.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Tom Golway
“Science seeks the undiscovered relying on current measurable knowledge. Philosophy seeks the undiscovered without relying on our current perception of baseline knowledge.”
Tom Golway

Tom Golway
“The future of higher education will be micro-degrees becoming the norm with people choosing a focused micro-degree rather than a full 4-year degree. 4-Year degrees will focus on a hybrid model, with core requirements being on-line and only one’s major will be in-class.”
Tom Golway

Tom Golway
“There is no such thing as an "out of the blue" invention. All new forms of innovation are derived from knowledge gain through previous innovation and the evolving needs of business and society.

In 2030 we will have technologies and solutions that most of us can not yet see, however in 2030 we will see the clear evolutionary link between innovation in 2020 and solutions in 2030.”
Tom Golway

“Biotechnology has made it technologically possible to build the monster; patent law is making it politically possible.”
Neil Gerlach, Becoming Biosubjects: Bodies. Systems. Technologies.

“An element of human invention transforms the natural into the cultural, rendering a higher life form an invention, an effect of the operation of biopower.”
Neil Gerlach, Becoming Biosubjects: Bodies. Systems. Technologies.

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