HORIZONS OF THE FUTURE The New Economy and the Change of Civilization MICHEL SALOFF-COSTE AND CARINE DARTIGUEPEYROU
This book describes our projections about the world in terms of science, technology and the economy of the future.
It is a collection of original poetry, paintings, quotations and text, composed with our own four hands.
It contains 10 tenants to better understand and dream up the future.
The Infinite Economy
The limitless multiplication of consumer goods allows the development of an infinite economy.
The entire monetary supply can swell without creating inflation.
This idea challenges the traditional equilibrium of the classical economy and demands a new world economic organization.
The Human Robot
The field of robotics is capable of developing itself and inserting itself into our daily lives.
Robots have different human characteristics, which allow them to very easily creep into all aspects of life.
Robots will teach humans how to be human.
The Ethic of Alterity
The analysis through a new international context of emerging technological and communication trends actually creates a new ethic.
The concept of « alterity » or « otherness » is at the heart of this ethic.
Alterity is at once the principal solution and the principal problem of the future.
Modernism has become an outdated and obsolete concept.
Today, the concepts of modernism seem barbaric in comparison to post-modernism.
The new tendencies that are currently replacing modernism consist of a patchwork of new representational and temporal systems.
Physical materials are becoming more and more intelligent and integral in even the smallest of informational functions.
Intelligent materials transform our daily lives and create an interconnectedness with all the minds and spirits of the planet.
With this connection, one’s spirit comes to life as it transforms itself in terms of intelligence.
The new epistemology creates a rupture in the line between object and subject.
Quantum physics shows us a reality which, beyond simple matter and energy, constitutes a network of intelligent and systematic information.
According to this vision, the dimension of meaning registers in our very hearts the intimacy we share with matter.
The Future of History
History has no future, but does the future have a history?
Why does the future hold so much importance for us today?
Why has history become a “historical concept?”
The Ecology of the Dark Side
The greatest world ecological problems confront us through our own participation in destruction.
To build a sustainable economy means the integration of our own dark side.
This dark side is made of all the taboos that constitute our blind spots.
Art has stopped working through representation.
It works instead through the representation of representation.
Beyond the abyss of representation, art explores chaos so that it can recreate meaning: this is its function and reason for being.
The End of Death
For humans it is perhaps already too late to die.
It is likely that before we die out, scientific developments will make eternal life possible.
The end of death shows us the absurdity of having no limitations.
Horizons of the Future is a passionate book, written by passionate people.
We must remain optimistic about what is to come.
The future is still open to amazing possibilities, but it is yet to be built and it depends on each one of us.
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