Suppose we are living in one now. In some ways at least.
Think about it – despite everything.
Here are some random clever things.
"Wouter "Wally" De Backer (Bruges, 21 May 1980), known by his stage name Gotye (pronounced /ˈɡɔərtijeɪ/ gore-ti-yeah), is a Belgian-Australian multi-instrumental musician and singer-songwriter. He has released three studio albums independently and one remix album featuring remixes of tracks from his first two albums. De Backer is also one-third of Melbourne indie-pop band The Basics, who have independently released three studio albums and numerous other titles since 2002. He has won an ARIA Award.” And I knew nothing about him until I saw this video via my grand-niece Mia Whitfield’s Facebook page.
No need to speak Japanese for that.
Love Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club.
Moral: don’t let looking backwards blind you to the wonders of our own age. Every age is golden — or rubbish — depending on where you stand or where you are.