this reading really opened my eyes on the farther possibilities of design. as said in the reading, speculative design "thrives on imagination” and opens new perspectives. people/designers who engage in speculative design often think about “the future” and use that future to understand the present. the diagram that illustrates the different kinds of potential futures was very interesting to me, because of how straightforward and streamlined it is. like the author, i feel like the "preferable” isn’t always chosen by the designer and instead the industry/government/whatever makes the most money. however, i believe that with the collaboration of designers and experts in speculative design can increase the probability of more desirable futures occuring.