Published on April 26, 2022
In scenario planning everything is a prediction. None of it is
real. All predictions are wrong. And that which gets overlooked
in most (if not all) digital scenarios is reality. For example:
This is a deviant (partly inductive) scenario, at least in
terms of neo-liberal official futures.
A possible response of cartels is that they form their own
protection societies for customers. Walled gardens providing
anonymity and safety, with steep pricing. A possible response by
governments is sicking armies of infiltrators (which may be
sophisticated MLM bots) at citizens in the self-organised and
corporate run gardens.
Raw magic crackled from their spines, earthing itself harmlessly in the copper rails nailed to every shelf for
that very purpose. Faint traceries of blue fire crawled across the bookcases and there was a sound, a
papery whispering, such as might come from a colony of roosting starlings. In the silence of the night the
books talked to one another. A student