Life in the Big Smoke

28 01 2011

A packed train pulls into Kensington, people rush off. One woman however dawdles, “you can’t get on until I get awf” she exclaims.”Well just push me then” she continues, in danger of looking her English reserve.
Once she departs the rest of the coach titters.
“Guess she isn’t a regular on this train then.”

A dashing young social media consultant records this slice of Information Age daily life on his smart phone, partly out of boredom but mainly just to play with his shiny toy.

A thousand years from now this one blog post is analysed by posthuman data miners on a planet a hundred light years from the bastard planet Earth. Between bouts of monstrous hedonism and incomprehensible geekery the posthumans muse upon how cruel & petty their short lived ancestors were.

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As I leave London for the “City of the Future”

26 11 2010

….I have as a soundtrack Muse’s emotive EP “Exogenesis.” An orchestral lament on a dying world, choking on it’s ape like inhabitants greed and failure of idealism. An old and tired planet where dreams are replaced by raw and venal “pragmatism.”
Where the young are fed into a meat grinder of crippling debt and trampled under the hooves of Orwellian Police Centaurs should they strive for something different, something better.