Is there such a thing as a capitalist eschatology?
Journal article, 2022

This short communication presents preliminary notes about how to study the role of eschatology in the contemporary economy, focusing specifically on space-colonizing ambitions of US entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk. It is suggested that the proposed research agenda focuses on three problematics, relating to immediacy, investment, and ideology. As such, the text proposes to study the making of alternative futures by situating imaginaries of humanity becoming a multiplanetary species in the present realities of political economy.

multi-planetary species

Elon Musk

New space

Jean-Francois Lyotard

Author

Karl Palmås

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Science, Technology and Society

Kristoffer Ekberg

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Science, Technology and Society, Science,Technology and Society

Anna Åberg

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Science, Technology and Society

Futures

0016-3287 (ISSN)

Vol. 136 102901

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Sociology

History of Technology

Human Geography

DOI

10.1016/j.futures.2022.102901

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1/20/2022