“[W]e humans have the hubris to think we can build eternal cities, stop the aging process, control the climate, and create utopia at the point of a gun.”
That would be Dean Koontz’s titular main character in his latest, QUICKSILVER. Koontz’s later writing is often going back over familiar themes and tropes but that doesn’t make them any less true. This particular line hit me at just the right time.
We are living at a time when those in charge of things seem to have the idea that some kind of utopia is possible. I fear though it is not, and often each new initiative will crumble under the weight of it’s own expectations.