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“Own the future, or it will own you” is the mantra our society seems to live by. In his latest book, cultural critic Hal Niedzviecki says we are an era obsessed with the future. He joins us to talk about what he sees as a seismic shift in our worldview, and why he thinks an emphasis on “winning” the future is dangerous for our institutions and our planet.
- Hal Niedzviecki Author of "The Peep Diaries: How We're Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and our Neighbors (City Lights, San Francisco); and Founder, Broken Pencil Magazine
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