"There was a mood of intense concentration, minds converging on a single compelling idea…I chewed and ate, looking only inches past my hands. This is how hunger shrinks the world. This is the edge of the observable universe of food.
…As we got close to finishing, the physical extent of our awareness began to expand. Food's borders yielded to the wider world. We looked past our hands."
-White Noise, Don Delillo
"If the apocalypse is still a little way off, it is only because the four horsemen and their steeds have stopped to search for something to drink."
-The Economist, on future water shortage