Lost in the house of tomorrow
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Cave, S. (2019). Lost in the house of tomorrow. Nature, 576 (7786), 204-205. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03756-1
Thirty years ago, the future became passé. When the Berlin Wall fell in late 1989 and the communist regimes that hid behind it collapsed, political scientist Francis Fukuyama called the event “the end of history”. But he also cast it as the finale of the future: the end of imagining how things might be different. The utopian visions driving both communism and fascism had been discredited and defeated. They were to be replaced by an eternal ‘now’ that, in Fukuyama’s words, saw “Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government”.
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