"In the future," a friend suggested to me a few weeks ago on a 3am walk across the Plateau and Mile End, "everyone will know everything. We'll have all of human knowledge in a chip in our heads or something. Like wikipedia in our brain. There'll be almost no facts left to learn."
I imagined families in the rural West sitting around their supper tables with all of human knowledge at their fingertips. My family.
"So what will people talk about?" I asked, as we passed a lineup of jockish McGill students and half-naked girls outside some meat market.
"Exactly." Which isn't a response at all.
I thought of 2001:A Space Odyssey, and of my friend Joel -who is always asking the biggest possible questions.
I felt unrealistically hopeful.
I've been thinking and reading a lot about the West Coast and London during the late 60s.