AuthorDustin Cohen

The Augmentation of the World

I am in Tokyo, on the balcony of my 30th floor hotel room, looking down on the bustling city after dark. I am trapped beneath the black night sky, surrounded by glass skyscrapers, bright neon lights and the endless city. Two hundred and twenty miles above are astronauts aboard the International Space Station, whose night-time photos of the earth tell a similar story: From space, the earth’s surface is covered in a web work of snaking lights.