In a review of Bruno Latour’s ‘We have never been modern’ (Latour 1993 ) by Barbara Tuchanska (1995) I just found the following paragraph trying to describe the world Latour paints:
The reality of our everyday life is populated by computers that transform all spheres of
life, frozen embryos, cable television networks, psychotropic drugs, whales equipped with
radar sounding devices, sexuality changed by AIDS, poverty and the exploitation of man,
totalitarian political systems destroying ecosystems, deforestation, the ozone hole, and
thousands of other monsters that are the hybrids of nature and culture.
Now, if you got time, compare that to the 1986 Bruce-Sterling quotes I collected [and commented a bit] in ↵anthropology’s shades. And if you’re at it, and still have time, you might like to have a look into ↵our mundane world and ↵writing culture and cyberpunk, too.