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« Mankind always sets up only such questions as it can answer »
Karl Marx, Basis writing on Politics and Philosophy
1. Hand closed to the heart
2. Good-for-nothing, mediocre assistance
1. Someone who lost a member of his body, Someone who have only one arm or hand, one-armed person
2. Someone clumsy, lacking dexterity, nimbleness or grace
Fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society
SF does not seriously attempt to imagine the « real » future of our social system. Rather, its multiple mock futures serve the quite different function of transforming our own present into the determinate past of something yet to come. It is this present moment – unavailable to us for contemplation in its own right because the sheer quantitative immensity of objects and individual lives it comprises is untotalizable and hence unimaginable, and also because it is occluded by the density of our private fantasies as well as of the proliferating stereotypes of a media culture that penetrates every remote zone of our existence – that upon our return from the imaginary constructs of SF is offered to us in the form of some future world’s remote past, as if posthumous and as though collectively remembered.
The process of growth or enlargement by a gradual buildup:
a: increase by external addition or accumulation (as by adhesion of external parts or particles
b: the increase of land by the action of natural or artificial forces
All the parts, stem from heterogeneous and extraneous sources and contexts, will tend to unity, to present a territory. They coexist just because they are linked by a non real referent, or a absence of referent. The SF literature appears in a movement of displacement, backflow, lateral renewal of perception. It is an analogous strategy of indirection, and applied to the space, that they attempt to define the future of our collective destiny.
And it’s a fact: it is perfectly useless to know the answer to the wrong question.