I’ve started reading Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, and it’s another end of the world story. However, it is very well written so I’m not too annoyed, and I’m sure I’ll check out more of her books afterward.
Maybe there are so many stories about apocalypse because things always seem to be in decline lately. While our technology improves, costs and working / living situations seem to just get shittier. Corporations swell and get more and more abusive. Can it really lead anywhere but apocalypse?
Have you ever been at a job where your work situation improved over time? Where they added perks instead of took them away? Where your workload lessened, even slightly, as the years went by? Of course not, if you live in a capitalist society. Squeeze every ounce of energy out of your workers for the least possible pay, that’s the way to succeed as a business.
Sometimes I too want to see it all end… and that’s not something I’ve often said in my life…
Maybe I am getting old.