Resolutions for 201X: Bruce Sterling’s scenario’s for the future

Without a doubt, Bruce Sterling is one of the leading visionary thinkers helping to shape the future of innovation. Ever since the 1970s, he’s been imagining the future and sharing his vision for what could be — and coining lots of new terms along the way that eventually enter the popular lexicon (likeblobjects and spimes).

Favela Chic
As Sterling recently explained in his closing address at the reboot 11 conference, one possible scenario for the future is the “favela chic” scenario, in which material wealth is non-existent, but individuals are plugged into the grid and satiated with Facebook and Twitter. Over at Influx Insights, Ed Cotton summarizes Sterling’s remarks at reboot 1

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