Futuristic Architecture: There is a famous quote that goes something like this; “the future isn’t what it used to be,” and although that is a very funny statement, it’s also quite true. You see, not more than 10 years ago I was able to purchase several decades of Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines at a garage sale no doubt.
As I went through each one of them, it was interesting as to what the artist’s conceptions had predicted and considered our future might look like today. Of course, it doesn’t look anything like that, but it could.
Perhaps the future with new materials it might as cars, boats, trucks, and motorcycles could all be flying vehicles instead – stronger than steel and 50 times lighter. It wouldn’t take much power to get them airborne, or keep them that way. Buildings could be built higher with less cost, less steel and concrete, and much safer easily able to comply with earthquake building codes out here in California, or the very difficult building codes in New York City for instance.
Many of those pictures and stories are still in my mind from perusing all of those old magazines. In fact, this article couldn’t possibly do that justice, but I wish I could download my mind so you could see what I’ve seen, to see those images, and how my mind has built upon them. Maybe you can look at some of those old magazine articles in 2-D online somewhere, I think there is a website that has some of those old pictures and stories. But better yet wouldn’t be great if we could bring it all to life in 3-D hologram models for all to see?
There is an interesting YouTube Video Titled; “Architecture & Design, pt.4 – Antonio Sant’Elia,” which depicts this famous architect’s drawings and work prior to his death. He was amongst the first and one of the most well-known “Futurist Style” architects of Italy during his day.
This might give you some idea what I’m talking about, and with new materials we could bring many of these things to life not only in 3-D 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 that doesn’t mean in the future it couldn’t be? Perhaps we just need to dream bigger, consider the ideas and concepts which have come before us, and then take them all to the next level. That’s all I’m saying here, and I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.
Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Innovation in America. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank; http://www.worldthinktank.net
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