Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Europe 2113

The purpose of this blog is to talk about the future. Europe is heading the wrong way, and where there is no vision, the people perish. Europe had been a source of inspiration to many, but its leaders have failed to provide an alternative outlook on the way its society can be organised. I want to write down images of Europe in 100 years from now, some of them political and social, and some of them technological.

I am a science-fiction fan, and I think that science-fiction has to ability to critique the present by imagining a possible trajetory for future development. We live in a time when utopian science-fiction has become a rarity, and those writers who have kept their optimism about the future of humanity, usually find no place for Europe in their writings. I do believe in aspects of the European model, and I think that a vision of a better Europe can be an inspiration.

Each post will treat one aspect of Europe in 2113. Some of my posts may seem wildly speculative, and some thoroughly unrealistic. I will however attempt to stick to what is scientifically possible, and politically plausible.

I am a socialist, a Christian, a European, a (East) German, and a Leipziger - just so you know. So, off we go!

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