by liberal japonicus
Something to prime the pump for the weekend.
All readings of human history have to allow for the possibility of a negative outcome. It haunts us in the zombie movie, the disaster movie, in the post-apocalytic wasteland of films such as The Road or Elysium. But why should we not form a picture of the ideal life, built out of abundant information, non-hierarchical work and the dissociation of work from wages?
I pull that graf, though it probably isn't representative of the piece, but I read someone observing that no author has ever been able to write a decent story about a utopia. And it is a lot easier to write stories about dystopias. Maybe the fault is not in our stars...