Sad day. JG Ballard has died on Sunday morning at the age of 78. He wrote once:
I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that’s my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again… the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.
Luckily we have Ballard’s books as antidotes against this kind of future.