We’re speculative and critical, but avoid utopian and dystopian scenarios in our Civic Futures — no Star Trek, no Black Mirror. I figure that if we’re going to make proposals about the future, why dwell on dreadful possibilities when the news is quite good at that? And besides, all design is fiction until it’s not. So on the off chance that a Civic Future becomes reality, I want it to be a desirable one.
Exploring Civic Futures
Bryan Boyer

This is a great post and a great project! This paragraph in particular sounds a lot like the design space I’m working with in my new novel, Venus Shrugged. I call it “vaguely plausible” — the generally positive, democratic/design future that I hope the current age of crazysauce is a prelude to.