Will writing be of any use of the future? I Mean, We’re headed to what could very well be the end of the world. In a dying world, what good is a writer? In a world that needs doctors, scientists, mechanics, and politicians, what will the writer’s role be?
It was imagination that set humans apart from other animals back when the distinction between us was new and forming. We did useless things. We painted on walls. We sang for no reasons at all. We carved our spears into different shapes for no reason, and discovered that some of them worked better that way. In this way, art, uselessness, had assisted our advancement. But now that we had advanced so far, are writers needed?