Object 21

Insurgency in a Box

2026, Durban, South Africa

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If you've played a popular costume drama role-playing game such as Star Trek, today's object might seem familiar — it's a replicator. In classic science fiction, replicators can instantly materialise more or less any object, exemplifying late 20th-century utopian post-scarcity thought and inspiring countless scientists and engineers — including the people who made this box.

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