Bruce Sterling Closes the 2011 Art+Environment Conference.
“People are going to get over talking about consumerism. There’s sort of a lot of ritualistic condemnations of consumerism, and here, it’s gone, okay? There’s no middle class. There is no mass consumption. It’s an old-fashioned problem; it’s a luxury problem. There’s nobody there to do that for you— it’s an older person’s idea of a problem. The prosperity machine broke years ago— it’s not coming back.”