excerpt | left modernity
to invoke modernity is ultimately to raise the question of the future. what should the future look like? what courses should we set? what does it mean to be contemporary? and whose future is it? since the emergence of the term, modernity has been concerned with unravelling a circular or retrospectives notion of time and introducing a rupture between the present and the past. with this break, the future is projected as being potentially different from and better than the past.
srnicek, n. & williams, a. (2015) inventing the future: postcapitalism and a world without work