Brian Dear: Everything new is old, but not new enough

Compelling long essay by Brian on “The Long Trail” (as opposed to Tail, get it?) He writes:
“The Long Trail is about the unevenly-distributed future. Stuff that’s coming on your radar today came on someone else’s radar days, or weeks, or months, or years, or decades, ago. Stuff being presented at the ETech conference next week is for the most part remixes of work done over the past years to decades.
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I wish ETech would be the place where these new things, finally emerging into the mainstream, get some limelight.”