The Future vs. The Future
Every vision of the future is a better index of the present from which it came than whatever time it imagines. So today, let's look back at some of the things we believed would serve as landmarks of the future. Not to point out how quaint they are or to dunk on the blind spots of the past. But so that we can better understand why — no matter what shiny new objects we make and use — we never quite feel like we've gotten to the future. Why it's so difficult to recognize how far we've come…
- The Dymaxion House
- Le Corbusier
- Lewis Mumford
- Lewis Mumford on The City
- Robert Heinlein did get a futurist house eventually. He just had to design it himself.
- The Entire History of You
All music used in this episode is independently produced and licensed by Design Tomorrow for non-commercial use.
- Spirals, by r beny
- Fall Creek Unit, by r beny
- Live 182801, by r beny
- Pines, by r beny
- Crystals & Graves, by r beny
- Volca Keys Arp Jam, by r beny
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Thanks for listening, and remember, what we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.