What’s not to adore about H2Pia. This is a bucolic, utopian perspective of the future, a daring great new suburban world with a hydrogen driven car in every car port and an organic food in every pot. H2Pia produces energy from wind and sunlight to make hydrogen to ensure that everyone is able to live the hybrid suburban , unplugged exurban or young swinging urban lifestyle.”H2PIA is based on self-sufficiency, clean energy, and a helpful partnership between the public and the private sector. H2PIA will work to protected and enhance our well being in a way that balances our energy requirements with the cost to the environment as well as our climate of producing this energy. The key attribute of the hydrogen society is that people produce their own energy.
Transportation: “With the U. S. population getting jumped to 350 million, 2008 transport is probably the important factors keeping the economy running efficiently. Giant transportation hubs named modemixers are placed anywhere from 15 to 50 mi. outside all major city centers. Tube trains, forced through bores by compressed air, make the journey between modemixer and central city in 10 to 15 minutes. ”
Homes: “Houses for the most part are built from premade modules, which may be connected quickly in the configuration which best suits the homeowner. Once the base is set, connecting the segments to make up a two- or three-bedroom home is a work that doesn’t take more than a day. This kind of modular homes easily can be extended to support a growing family. A typical wedding gift for the 21st century couples is a fully equipped bedroom, kitchen or living room module.”
Robots tend vegetation that grow on floating platforms around a sea city of the future. Water from the ocean would evaporate, rise to the base of the platforms (leaving the salt behind), and feed the crops.
Syd Mead has been drawing his dreams of the future for a long time, such as ideas for United States Steel from the early sixties which you can see on Flickr . It is good to know that the future consists of parks in the sky, dirigibles and a green waterfront, although I think his vision expressed in Blade Runner was more accurate.
Green Buzz really likes Chris Hardwicke’s Velo-City ideas for giving bicycles the same focus and investment in infrastructure that other more carbon-intensive transportation systems get. This is the way we will get around in Utopia.
Zurich (Switzerland) Insurance and Arup Associates completed a fascinating research about what the home of the future migh look like. They suggest that “By around 2080 our connection with our home might have transformed above all recognition” However this rendering of a fairly traditional street form with two cars in the driveway is pretty identifiable.
Hugh Ferris was the great American renderer who establish the standard and the look of visions for the future that are still copied. Avi at Dark Roasted Blend has collected a series of futurist renderings, from which I choose my favorite, such as this Ferris.
Klaus Bürgles vision of the future. Klaus Bürgles was born 1926 in Stuttgart and attended there from 1948 to 1951, the State School of Fine Arts. His education he received from professors and Rössing Schneider. After a year of collaboration in a graphic studio 1953, he became independent.”