Thursday, 10 March 2011

Homo Materia

I've been reading through the web board postings of time traveler John Titor so as to get a better understanding of the context within which he corresponded with people on the internet coming from 2036 in 2001. I often lament the materialism of people filling up the vacuous spiritual  crater with more useless stuff and I seem to recall dreaming up a description of Homo Consumericus or something not so long back, so this resonated when I read the following passage just now.

17 January 2001 11:29

In the future, sociologists spend a great deal of time discussing the collective mentality before the war that led to the demise of "Homo Materia".