Like Today, Only More So
Despite the obvious dystopian elements –the giant, squid-like alien invasion fleet, the massive barriers holding back the rising ocean, the building boom that appears to have carried on uninterrupted for the next 50 years or so- there’s something reassuring and familiar about these images.
Notwithstanding the impending calamities of servitude to extraterrestrial overlords and/or ecological collapse, future Vancouverites will still be able to enjoy the beach, while sporting the latest fashions; they’ll still glimpse the majestic North Shore mountains -not yet entirely obscured by glittering ziggurats and Babel-scale condo (?) towers of tomorrow’s West End. Our troubles will not be so great that we can’t continue to ignore them.
If the speculators are correct, tomorrow will be a lot like today -only more so.