Utopian Realism

Still from The Stalker (1979), directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

We need quite urgently, I think plausible visions of where we might be fifty or a hundred or a thousand years hence: a hot, densely populated, predominantly urban planetary culture that nevertheless manages to feed everybody, house everybody, and give everybody room to pursue their own happiness without destroying our resource base.

Charlie Stross, arguing for a new birth of eyes-wide Utopianism that embraces even the scariest prospects of our world as givens.

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