Bruce Sterling on MMXX, part 1

“So in MMXX, we’re in a world situation that claims to be
post-global and post-Internet and post world-trade, where everybody
wants to take back control, be great again, assure sovereign
cyberspace, set tariffs, jail immigrant tots, beat up ethnic
minorities, nurture billionaires, ignore science, and reduce
education to assure that there are fewer brainy chicks — but in
practice, there’s no big difference among the players. They ALL do
that. There’s next to no genuine cultural variety. They all use
the same hardware, slogans and techniques.”