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  1. Jul 2021
    1. “!e ‘projecting’ of‘futurologists’ uses the future as the safest possible context forwhatever is desired; it binds one only to selfish interest. But makinga promise binds one to someone else’s future.”

      This is part of why Mark Zuckerberg's promises to "do better in the future" are wholly unbelievable and disingenuous.

    2. For Projectorsand futurists, “all the grand perfect dreams of the technologists arehappening in the future, but nobody is there.” !eir imagined worldis devoid of actual persons and much of the rest of Creation aswell.

      from 1980 essay, “Standing by Words,” Wendell Berry

      The reason why futurists are not to be believed.