I went to the Smithsonian today and somehow ended up in a great exhibit called “Futures” in the good old Arts and Industries building. It was a such an optimistic and yet grounded look at the possibilities of technology. Here are some of my favorite things:

The future for me will always be geodesic domes. Here is a piece from the first one constructed in North America.

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This is a washing machine that puts and gets its water from a wetland. I liked the plaque on it that said No billionaires/no space colonies (although the idea of space colonies energizes me)

This a a strange juxtaposition of two things: a tree in which a deceased person’s remains are placed and bricks grown with mycelium cells.

There were so many other things but the last two things were vehicles of the future including a flying taxi and hyper loop.

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