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Utopia, Dystopia and Technological Forecasting

As the frequency of technological change accelerates, the amplitude and range of uncertainty is concurrently amplified.

Utopian visions are more marketable than dystopian facts. The observed probability drift from projected futures to actual reality is surely always something of a wishing well in a context of relentless and recursively hyper-inflating technological (and associated geo-political) metamorphosis. An interesting question might be to address the extent to which the cultivation of utopian narratives may reflexively affect (or inflect) the branching paths of all plausible or probable possible futures; that is, agnostic of technological artifacts, corporate modalities or (intractable) biological imperatives.

As the frequency of technological change accelerates, the amplitude and range of uncertainty is concurrently amplified.

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