By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Futurist Madeline Ashby On Optimism Onscreen: “No One Cares About Your Jetpack”

“There are whole generations of moviegoers for whom jetpacks don’t mean —-, whose first memories of NASA are the Challenger disaster. And you know what? Those same generations believe in driverless cars, solar energy, smart cities, AR contacts, and vat-grown meat.”
Futurist Madeline Ashby On Optimism Onscreen: “No One Cares About Your Jetpack”

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“That’s the joke of Prune, that we just pretend to be a restaurant. But we’re actually an institute for living. We hide behind the fried eggs, and we hide behind the marrow bones, but really what we’re doing here is trying to change the whole goddamn world, one lamb chop at a time. It’s slow going, but I think we’re getting there.”
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