Compared to the 1970s dystopias, today's vision of the future is more insidious because there’s no escape. Logan does not break free at the end of his Run, and there’s no fabled oasis at the end of the desert. Nobody escapes the system, because it extends to the edges of America, which in American popular culture equates to the ends of the Earth.
"Paranoid London (Look it Up!)", Medium (July 2017)
Paranoia, conspiracy and cocaine in North London.
"Twin Peaks: - Or How David Lynch Never Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb", Medium (June 2017)
I had a nightmare last night that I was in a field, and the people around me were erecting literal walls of wood. When they were finished they covered the top with a ceiling, and I was left in hot, sticky, darkness with all these angry strangers.
We take risks because we’re brave, or we’re dreamers, but let’s be honest — we also take risks because we routinely underestimate our chance of failure. The more clearly we can see that possible failure, the more hesitant we will become. In the end it might only be the super-rich or delusional who keep Dreaming Large.