‘It’s true all utopias are dystopias for some, what is Dubai, or indeed Ancient Rome, for a slave but a glittering obscenity? Yet it is equally the case that all dystopias are utopias for a privileged self-appointed few. The real choice we have, which we’ve always had, is not between utopia and dystopia but between competing attempts at utopia. If we don’t try for ours, and there’s no shortage of ideas on what that might be, we’re guaranteed to end up living in someone else’s.’
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for Forbes (thanks to Kavi Guppta for great questions). Image by Atelier Olschinsky.