'Progress into Oblivion'. This isn't a novel observation, but on the one hand we see and hear of all the exciting breakthroughs in technology that are just around the corner and that will solve all of our problems, while on the other hand it is obvious that the dilemmas we face can't be put off in the hopes of technical salvation, or simply aren't the kinds of problems that can be solved so simply. These are immediate threats to our existence, mind. But we attend to them, when we do, as if they are merely barriers to or distractions from our real goal, which I guess is immortality and total knowledge, both of which are impossible in principle.
>>512501 Maybe not as grim-dark as this poster put it. But yeah, this will be known as the age of decisions. The world has globalized at such a rate that our policies haven't been able to keep up with it. The industrialisation/urbanisation is showing it's downsides (via pollution, limited resources, future energy). And we generally still don't know how to share this finite space with each other. Sadly some of those questions, like environment questions can't really be forwarded to future generaitons much longer.
>According to them, the metamodern sensibility "can be conceived of as a kind of informed naivety, a pragmatic idealism", characteristic of cultural responses to recent global events such as climate change, the financial crisis, political instability, and the digital revolution.
> Instead, it proposed metamodernism as "the mercurial condition between and beyond irony and sincerity, naivety and knowingness, relativism and truth, optimism and doubt, in pursuit of a plurality of disparate and elusive horizons.
>>512522 I feel like the opinion has quickly shifted in the late 2000. In the 90s the world looked future with optimism. Now it seems there are more bad news each day that passes. Those problems aren't unsolvable, but realities to solve those problems would require shit load of sacrifice, especially from the wealthy west who needs to realise it is living on debt (and I am not talking about financial debt here).
>>512560 the problems were always there. the west was just too busy celebrating the end of the USSR and the (supposed) hegemony of western liberal democratic thought based on the principles of the illuminism. The problems and issues that trouble the west nowadays are just as pressing or worrisome as during the 1980's. Its just that at the time, the west had an apparently bigger adversary present.
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