I grew up reading Science Fiction: Isaac Asimov “Foundation” series, Clark’s “Rendezvous with Rama,” and recently “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card. Of course, I also watched Star Trek movies and the Firefly TV series. But what I find amazing is going back and looking at what others thought our future would look like and comparing that vision to what is today. Often, they are not far apart. Reality matches Imagination.
So below is a link to a series of haunting images of a future that merges science with our daily lives. Like in the Firefly series, there is science and then there is living. Using science/technology as a tool to live. I think one interesting aspect of Swedish culture is the acceptance of technology, not in a way that interferes with life but in a way that enhances quality of life.
Years ago when we started using a robotic welding system, not only was each weld perfect every time, but the welders (human) no longer had to work in a dirty environment. The way we build cars is about taking technology and using it to a human advantage.
Simon Stålenhag’s work is haunting and beautiful, in a style that is quiet and in harmony with life. And he threw in images of cars that have stood the test of time.