Science fiction author William Gibson, who knows from the future (he’s the guy who invented the word “cyberspace,” in 1982 mind you), explained yesterday on Twitter that he’s concerned our descendants will hate us.

It’s clear that climate change isn’t one of Gibson’s usual talking points (he got a bit of a shaky start, fishing for the word “anthropogenic”). He’s concerned not because he’s a soapboxer, but because he’s a thoughtful, intelligent person with an interest in how humanity will think and act in years to come. You don’t need to be a hippie to give a shit about climate change — you can just be a cyberpunk with a realistic outlook.

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