A new report ranks the world’s countries not on their economic indicators, but on their ability to “safeguard the needs of its future generations.” The results might surprise you… Here are the 59 countries that are most prepared to handle an uncertain future…
The man behind Tesla and Space X is releasing the plans to his highly anticipated new mode of transportation that can take you from LA to San Francisco in an under an hour. Will this change transportation, or should we call it a “don’t believe the hype-r loop?”
“In every immediate goal there is a wealth of deeper values and hopes that are our long-term goals, if we take the time to look closely. They point directly to what we truly need in the future.”
See What Your iPhone And Other Personal Effects Will Look Like “100 Years Later.”
A new project from Maico Akiba shows modern objects as you’ve never seen them before: the way our descendants will see them 100 years from now.
The Future Isn’t A Book, It’s A Video Game
In Present Shock, media theorist Douglas Rushkoff argues that technology has delivered us to the future, and so it’s now time to use that technology to allow us focus on the present, instead of forcing us to constantly try to catch up.
2013, As Imagined By Futurists in 1988
Twenty five years ago, a Los Angeles magazine envisioned what the world would look like a quarter-century in the future.
Famous Foodies Imagine Dinner Plates From The Future
Food & Wine sent out white paper plates to some of the greatest food thinkers of our time—along with architects, artists, and designers and asked them to imagine the food of the future.
Gardens vs. Factories, by Jono Pandolfi
Genetic modification gone too far (but vegetables are even easier to match).
Food of the Future for the 1% by Anthony Bourdain.
Pharm to Table by AvroKo.
Dirty Dishes by Gail Simmons. “We can no longer feign naivety at the connection of food and the environment.”
But laughs aside, the undertones here are often quite serious. Following an era of ultimate abundance and globalized food, we’re faced with a deteriorating climate, overfished oceans, and an industrial farming system that’s inflexibly configured for monoculture. In other words, we’d better stock up on edible 3-D printer cartridges, or start getting used to the texture of antenna.