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The future is already past: Make something besides Soylent Green of yourselves.

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The very idea that we even have a future is passé. The future itself, the time reached after time has passed beneath our feet, brushed past our cheeks, or streamed through the sky over our heads, is a time whose time has passed. The future is a time whose time has passed. The present is all the past was lumbering toward, it’s the barrier all our hopes crash into, where they pile up in a heap of garbage, because they can’t go any farther.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen remembers nostalgically all the futures of the past - Mohammed Ali's future, Eminem's future, the planet's future - and realizes they've all already happened, mostly on TV, and the real future hasn't even happened yet, and probably won't while we're picking through the garbage heap of the past.

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.

 

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