Good Day Humboldt County!
Growing up I didn’t think much about what future cities would look like. The one time I did think about it was while on a trip to Disneyland and it’s “World of Tomorrow” exhibit sponsored by Monsanto.
Yep, that Monsanto. The infamous chemical corporation that brought us Agent Orange, and a whole slew of deadly pesticides and herbicides.
Back in 1957 when I went, Monsanto’s sneaky practices hadn’t been exposed, and they were considered “good guys.” Good enough to bring Mom, Dad’s, and their kids, visions of life in the future. About all I can clearly remember ( I was six at the time) was pictures of flying cars on murals showing weird shaped buildings.
So here I am today, still wondering about what future cities may look like and I read about what the future may hold for the City of San Francisco.
It’s going to make an interesting skyline complete with technologies like algae harvesting towers, fog catchers, and geothermal energy mushrooms. It’s called the Hydro net project. Link below
Basically its a network that will connect water with other distribution systems across a city. The design also uses carbon nanotube walls in the walls of the network.
In recent times the concept has won $10,000 grand prize for the entry of Future Competition which was organized by History Channel.
The futuristic world with lot of green is possible with these kinds of technologies.
Time for me to walk on down the road…