Item description: Recovered item is shattered piece of 21st C technology, possibly a primitive hard-drive. Item is displayed in a glass cabinet alongside rudimentary printout of its recoverable contents. Recoverable content header reads ‘RGS-IBG 2015: Future Fossils? Return to Earth’ (???) followed by a listed itinerary. Listed topics seem incommensurate with basic rudiments of 25th C psycho-bio-political philosophy.
Significance: Item is a tertiary tier paradigmatic representative of pre-Purge temporal anxiety (Class 2). The second tier is exemplified by files in the collection ACA/GEO/21/IBG/CONF/2015/SIGNIFICANCE-RHETORIC-SKYHOOK/- [these files are classed by syntactic ‘X in the Anthropocene’ where X = No Fixed Topic]. First tier is exemplified by ACA/GEO/21/IBG/CONF/2015/HYPER-MODERNISATION-BY-NUMBERS [these files are classed by syntactic invocation ‘More Spreadsheets’].
Discussion: This curious pair of items, recovered from the time-sealed garbage room of what was perhaps once a ‘university’ (a kind of factory for producing spreadsheets and words that was financed by speculative debt until such institutions collapsed), attest to the immense confusion of 21st Century earth-bound. A strange creature forfeit of cybernesis, xenophytic splice-enhancement, temporal distension (or indeed spatial multiplicity!), yet capable of conjuring ideas of vast arrogance. These specimens appear infatuated with a fantasy that affords them narrative oversight of their planet’s geostory and a preternatural sense of their own perceived downfall.
CAUTION: Exposure to temporal artefacts may irreparably damage the forces binding your atoms. Upon viewing this item you may be subject to a full purge, on the ordinance of the Plutotronic High Septicon (Malmharp: wheLm).