I woke up this morning and realized that the internet and smartphones don’t exist in my dreams — only flip-phones and books. Perhaps this is a sign that I should choose to connect at a lower fidelity? I’m not sure. Working in Tech has kept me hyperconnected — I’m online all day and my livelihood depends on it. These days, my work isn’t limited to a laptop...I often work from my iPhone. I’m sure others struggle with this too, but my dormant mind is certainly trying to tell me something.
If we are post-contemporary, or post-postmodern, post-internet, or post-whatever — if we are now post-everything — it is because historically-given semantics don’t quite work anymore. […] If the speculative is a name for the relationship to the future, the “post-” is a way in which we recognize the present itself to be speculative in relationship to the past. We are in a future which has surpassed the conditions and the terms of the past.