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Futurist

If you think about it, most things science fiction can imagine come true. You can speak to somebody a million miles away. You can send them pictures, videos, watch them at any moment, as though you’ve been teleported in an instant. There are machines that can speak to you, analyze your every thought, bots who […]

Essence

In the city center, a temple, an old church and a mosque stand with less than two miles between them. There, you often see a young boy with a folding table, selling trinkets of various kinds. He couldn’t be older than fifteen, but has the air of a seasoned salesman, imploring you to buy without […]

The Ultimate Revolution

“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because […]

Paranoid

From inside the car, all that you can think about is the invisible problems. The growing sense of dread that threatens to take over your entire mind, that seems to be leaking into it like an oil spill. You argue with yourself, trying to cling to logic, to think of positives. It’s crazy to see […]

Birthday

An hour before midnight, his mother called to wish him a happy birthday, because she wouldn’t be awake later. He felt an urge to crash. His wife was travelling, his brother hadn’t spoken to him in months, his ‘friends’ were always busy. He scrolled through his messages, finally convincing himself he should just go to […]

Oscillator

Nobody ever tells you how difficult balance is to find. Perhaps the only way it can be found is naturally, without analysing it and seeking it out. But it is as though in every quality, every action, everything you see around, there are only spectrums of opposing forces, pushing back and forth in a constant […]

Measure

You begin to measure yourself, unconsciously, through these digital signifiers on your screen. How many red dots or numbers or little icons appear, how many notifications create a buzz. You play mindgames that you deny even to yourself, keeping your phone away for an hour in the vain hope that the number has miraculously grown […]