by Stephanie Sodero
What might the movement of blood look like in the future? More specifically how might blood transfusion and drone technology — both war dividends — intersect (Sandvik & Lohne 2014)? Here I explore four scenarios based on fieldwork, current events and exposure to sci-fi. They are informed by and loosely correlate with Urry’s (2008) four future-building scenarios on the theme of carbon constraint, and are framed as trending twitter stories in 2051.
TWEET TREND 1
Home blood donation kits replace blood donation clinics #dove
TWEET TREND 2
9/31 blood drone tragedy anniversary #931
TWEET TREND 3
Archeologists unearth icarus drone technology circa 2017 #quaint
TWEET TREND 4
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Urry, J. 2008. Climate change, travel and complex futures. British Journal of Sociology 59(2): 261-279.