"Don’t forget that 1977 is the year when Charlie Chaplin dies. The death of that man, in my perception, represents the end of the possibility of a gentle modernity, the end of the perception of time as a contradictory, controversial place where different viewpoints can meet, conflict, and then find progressive agreement. Charlie Chaplin is the last man of modern times—the age of the machine, the horrible machine, coming into daily life and destroying daily life, but also the age of social conflict, of social consciousness, of solidarity. Charlie Chaplin is the man on the watch tower, looking at the city from a perilous vantage point, looking at the city of time, but also at the city where time can be negotiated and governed. In 1977, Charlie Chaplin died. But I also want to remember that 1977 is the year when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, in their small garage in Silicon Valley, created the user-friendly interfaces for the digital acceleration and mandatory unification of time. The Apple trademark was registered in 1977. That same year, the Metropolitan Indians rioted in the streets of Rome and Bologna; and on the banks of the Thames in the Queen’s Jubilee, a group of young British musicians for the first time cried ‘no future’. Don’t think about your future. You don’t have one. What Sid Vicious and the other Sex Pistols screamed and declared in 1977 was the final premonition of the end of modern times, the end of industrial capitalism, and the beginning of a new age, which is an age of total violence: financial globalization, deregulation, total competition, infinite war. If capitalism wants to continue to exist in the history of mankind, then the history of mankind has to become a site of total violence, because only violence is decisive."