Slavoj Žižek

The future will not follow any of the already imagined Hollywood movie scripts

Apocalypse now: Roland Emmerich’s '2012' (2009). Image: Sony Pictures Entertainment / Kobal / Shutterstock

We often hear that what we are going through is a real life case of what we used to see in Hollywood dystopias. So what kind of movie are we now watching?

When I got the message from many US friends that gun stores sold out their stock even faster than pharmacies, I tried to imagine the reasoning of the buyers: they probably imagined themselves as a group of people safely isolated in their well-stocked house and defending it with guns against a hungry infected mob, like the movies about the attack of the living dead.

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