Should ditigal research by anthropologists, or <i>cyborg anthropology</i>, be made available as a corporate market research technique? Or should it make explicit how our “predictions” for the future normalize political and corporate interests?
Between March 4 and 9 I lived in a vacuum. My sole companions were my laptop and my smartphone; together we merged into one grand news-consuming machine. Kenya was at the centre of my universe, the Kenyan elections my sole concern.
What is actually going on when we say that the future is happening here or there or somewhere else? Zane Kripe describes ethnographic encounters in Southeast Asia where people discuss where the future of technology and business is unfolding.