Futurism in Pictures
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Who hasn’t imagined living on their very own floating paradise ? For those aboard ResidenSea, a permanent ocean-going residence, this dream is at least a partial reality. Freedom Ship (upon its completion) will take floating cities to a new level and if the Living Universe Foundation has its way the oceans will just be a first stop on the humanity’s path to the stars. This collection is roughly sequenced from most practical (but also most mundane) to most extraordinary (but also least plausible)! ResidenSea is a (perhaps unsurprisingly) Florida-based company that manages the world’s only mobile and full-time floating luxury community called The World .
I think some of the stuff is lovely - like the solar system coming out of the TV, but most of it just creeps me out. I don't want everything to be on glass, it just makes everything less tangible and less personal, almost cold. I like having curtains up to my windows, I like cooking on a gas hob, I like reading from a real book, and I like shopping for clothes by looking around the shop and browsing, not by watching them all move about on a screen. Moreover, where will it go from here - there are advances in technology which are, in my opinion, unnecessary, almost making life too easy and teaching us to be lazy. Next thing you know it will be okay not to turn up to work in a morning because you can just video in; if you're ill then fair enough, but really, just because you can't be bothered? This is wrong.
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