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An explorer’s life is often arduous, and during the most difficult times it requires fortitude and trust in both the project and one’s capacity to achieve the exploration’s objective. Above all, however, it is a life of immense privilege. Whether an explorer discovers virgin territory or recovers lost lands, each find and every insight lifts the spirit, enthuses and enchants. Looking back, of course, the new always looks so familiar, so utterly sensible and mundane. Futurity is lived in a context of living futures and pasts that matter. The future does not belong to us. Something needs to be done to restore it to its rightful owners.

Keywords: Epilogue; explorer’s life; futurity; living futures



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