Friday, April 24, 2009

J.G. Ballard and the Future

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James Graham Ballard died a few days ago, one of the greats of the New Wave of Science Fiction, and a great dystopian writer.

Here’s a quote that pretty much sums up the only thing to fear about the Future:

 

I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that’s my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again… the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.

I think about that vast, conforming suburb of the soul, and it chills me to the bone..