That renewal always brings with it uncertainty, despite the predictions that the consultants and op-ed columnists want to sell us — predictions of a world that is hollowed out, closed off, sold off, « safe. » Remember: their predictions led us here in the first place, steering management towards institutional decay. I saw someone on Twitter ask the other day, « Why are schools better prepared for school shootings than they are to handle cancellation and closure? » I think we know why: because that’s the future schools were sold. One of surveillance and control. It’s the same future they’re going to repackage and rebrand for us at home. Let me repeat what I said earlier: the history of the future is a study of political imagination and political will. The future is a political problem.
Source: The History of the Future