The only thing we can be sure of about the future is that it will be absolutely fantastic. So if what I say now seems to you to be very reasonable, then I have failed completely. Only if what I tell you appears absolutely unbelievable, have we any chance of visualizing the future as it really will happen.

- Arthur C. Clarke (h/t Brin)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Postmodern Geophysics

About eight vehicles in various states of disintegration are half-buried along the side and bottom of the gulch of the Coyote River in a small town in a remote, mountainous section of New Mexico. One of them was right in the middle of the river course. Likely they were parked by the building and the land under the cars failed abruptly. They seemed to have been there for a few years, and there were no signs of any intention to recover them. I snapped these pictures today.

Welcome to the anthropocene.

The earth (specifically the Coyote River in New Mexico) recovers some borrowed resources.

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