As I grew up the future loomed large in both positive and negative ways. Our current epoch is a present with little connection to past or future. This present is thrown at us at an increasingly accelerated pace, from many forms of media and social media updates. In the endeavour to make business everything and everything business, the future as something to dream about and work towards has been exchanged for a mediated present that for all its sound and fury is poor in spirit and imagination. One would expect the same percentage of people looking outside established paths as ever, but that doesn\’t seem to be happening. I\’ve long thought that the key is that de-coupling from the dominant culture to build something entirely new on a personal level.