remembrance of things past
Why does this novel, as presented, seem so accurate to its times, while this one seems so dated ? Is it just because we know we’re not post-Fukuyama any more, or post-Dotcom, or even post-9/11 ? That we’re beginning to accept at last the condition of being post-2007 ? Or is it simply that we no longer see a gadget as the future (or the future as a gadget), something that separates us irredeemably from the “past” ? How quaint it is now to think we felt post-human, empowered, as technologically advanced as a polaroid picture or a Walkman in the late 1970s. Another vanished future.