There is a famous quote that goes something like this; “the future is not what it used to be”, and while that is a very funny statement, it is also quite true. You see, no more than 10 years ago I was able to buy several decades worth of Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines at a garage sale, no doubt. As I went through each of them, I found it interesting to see how the artist’s conceptions had predicted and considered our future today. Of course, it doesn’t look anything like that, but it could.
Perhaps in the future with new materials, cars, boats, trucks and motorcycles could become flying vehicles, stronger than steel and 50 times lighter. It wouldn’t take much energy to make them fly, or keep them that way. Buildings could be built taller with less cost, less steel and concrete, and much safer and easily able to meet earthquake building codes here in California, or very tough building codes in New York City, for example.
Many of those photos and stories are still in my mind after reading all those old magazines. In fact, this article couldn’t do it justice, but I wish I could unload my mind so you could see what I’ve seen, to see those images and how my mind has drawn on them. Maybe you can see some of those old 2-D magazine articles online somewhere, I think there’s a website that has some of those old photos and stories. But better yet, wouldn’t it be great if we could bring everything to life in 3D hologram models for all to see?
There is an interesting YouTube video titled; “Architecture and Design, pt.4-Antonio Sant’Elia”, which shows the drawings and work of this famous architect before his death. He was one of the earliest and one of the best known “Futurist style” architects in Italy during his time.
This might give you an idea of what I’m talking about, and with new materials we could bring many of these things to life not only in 3D holograms, but also in real buildings, inhabited by real people or with real businesses inside. . Yes, “the future isn’t what it used to be”, but doesn’t that mean the future can’t be? Maybe we just need to dream big, consider the ideas and concepts that have come before us, and then take them to the next level. That is all I am saying here, and I hope you will please consider all this and think about it.