2014: ‘The Future Never Comes’: The Strange Loop of Techno-Anxiety

Image: Deru/Tim Navis What we know for sure is that what comes next is going to be huge and nothing will ever be the same again. This statement, possibly the dominant sentiment of the post-industrial world, is what it means to be defined by technology: neverending expectation, the assurance that this here now is insufficient, a mere stepping stone to the real future‘s future. It’s a perfect strange loop: as we progress upward through hierarchies of new and better technology, we’re also conditioned by that same new and better technology to anticipate the next wave of new and better. The real future is always just over the horizon and it’s such that we’re rarely impressed by anything, no matter how much things actually change and move forward within technology. There is no techno-future, just a dull yet anxiety-inducing present. It’s like a Sheperd tone, a small set of static […] Read More

1972: L.A. to N.Y. in Half an Hour?

If you doubt the possibility that the U.S. government “Black” projects engineers have he ability to secretly construct an underground tube-shuttle system, think again. Here is a quoted article that appeared in the Los Angeles Times newspaper on June 11, 1972. It is an interview with the lead physicist at the RAND corporation “think tank” about how economical, technologically achievable and environmentally friendly such a Very High-Speed Transit (VHST) network would be if work on it were begun. LA TIMES, JUNE 11, 1972 L.A. to N.Y. in Half an Hour? 10,000 – M.P.H. Tunnel Train Plan Developed By: Times Science Writer – George Getz  A Rand corporation physicist has devised a rapid transit system to get you from Los Angeles to NY in half an hour for a $50 fair. He said existing technology made such a system feasible and so does a cost analysis. The essence of the idea is to dig a tunnel more or less along the present routes of […] Read More

1999: History of the Golden Ages

Dedicated to the creators of the future Golden Age… Left to humanity as a vision of the future of Planet Earth… by EN-MAR – Steve Omar The House of David Teaching Center “This is probably the greatest discovery in World history” was stated by Maxine Asher, the co-director of a scientific expedition that found Atlantis at the bottom of the ocean reported United Press International (UPI) and major newspapers in the United States during the summer of 1973. UPI continued that “Maxine Asher said that scuba divers found data to prove the existence of the super-civilization which legend says sank beneath the sea thousands of years ago”…” the divers had found evidence of roads and large columns some with concentric spiral motifs, in the exact place described by the Greek philosopher Plato” (beyond the Pillars o Hercules, off Spain). “The group of some 70 scientists, teachers and adventurers were […] Read More