Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A vision from the hidden side of the sun

J.G. Ballard:

I can imagine, 50 to 100 years from now, social-historians looking back at the closing years of the 20th century and saying, ‘My God, it opened with the flight of the Wright Brothers; halfway through they went to the moon; they discovered scientific miracle upon miracle. And then they ended with people sitting in their little fortified bungalows while the tele-surveillance cameras sweep the streets outside, and they watch reruns of The Rockford Files.’

It’s a nightmare vision.


See the rest in Damien Love's fascinating interview (from 1996) at Ballardian.

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