Amazing future ahead and robots in the Victoria and Albert Museum
“The Future Starts Here” exhibition
The world of tomorrow is shaped by the designs and technologies emerging today. From smart appliances to satellites, this exhibition is amazing! It brings together more than 100 items, either newly released or in development, that point towards where society might be headed. Although some may seem straight out of science fiction, they are all real, produced by research labs, universities, designers’ studios, governments and corporations. It is such a surprising exhibition to see in a museum but so inspiring.
Ethical and speculative questions about the future
The tour starts with questions guided by ethical and speculative suggestions as you are asked to step into four scenarios – self, public, planet and afterlife – each with increasing scales of technology. Of course, being in the strata industry, I enjoyed the building related content – “The world’s largest co-living building” by Architects PLP Architecture and the “Incomplete Green Utopia” – Masdar City in Adu Dhabi, planned to be the world’s first carbon-neutral zero-waste city.
Housing options for the future
There was a lot of interest in housing options:
1) environmentally friend carbon-neutral, zero waste developments such as Masdar City in Abu Dhabi
2) for how to do cheaper public housing
3) the world’s largest co-living building
4) housing to enhance anti-aging
Robotics for the future
Also of interest to me was future applications of robotics, and especially interesting to my wife was the already working robot washing sorter.
Future solutions for anti-aging
The anti-aging technologies that are now in the market to preserve health until advances in medicine are sufficient to allow “immortality” were amazing and the number people already signed up to cryogenic programs is astounding.
The exhibition was well worth the visit as I learnt about many new technologies.