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Stephenson points out that the Cybertruck shows the bad kind of futurism, the kind that believes the future is something that happens to us, rather than that we dream and then create ourselves—meaning that a “futuristic” design is one that looks like “what we think the future is going to be” rather than what we want the future to be. Current Affairs

The same ideas can be applied to the challenges of climate change, and how to build a future of mitigation of climate change. The quote above is referring to the cyber-truck of Musk, which could simply be a self-fulfilling prophecy of a future in which we need to travel on armored cars or risk being killed.


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