ruminations about architecture and design

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

futurism: part XXII

(Insert picture of Jetsons or Equal)

We can agree on the following:

-The end of significant print media within thirty years
-The end of recording companies within twenty years
-The emergence and dominance of self-driving cars within twenty years
-A partial democratic transition in China within fifty years
-Another nuclear power plant accident within fifteen years

The ability to predict the future perfectly is beyond the capacity of anyone alive. However, we can be reasonably certain about strong trends that, absent complete disasters, will become more significant as time passes.

I will make no hard predictions about future styles in architecture. I am confident that future buildings will have doors, floors, walls, and roofs. The materials used to build these things will not change dramatically. Traditional architectural styles will be sought after, particularly by owners of single family homes.

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