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Old people in big cities afraid of the sky

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19 January 2012 13:19

I've mentioned before on The Interpreter that I find reading science-fiction an interesting and enjoyable way to get some ideas about future trends, and here is Bruce Sterling, one of the genre's leading futurists, in his annual state of the world discussion

For a pithy view of the future around mid-century that brings together climate change, the demographic transition, and urbanisation, it's pretty hard to beat Sterling's 'old people in big cities afraid of the sky.'

And here is Charles Stross keying off Sterling to think about what the world might look like in 2032 and 2092.

Photo by Flickr user Ruff Made Art.

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