Flying cars, robot cops, crime-ridden city streets – all of these ideas and more have been portrayed in fictional movies and books which are set in the future.
Personally we’re still hoping for a Buck Rogers kind of future scenario ourselves. There’s something about going through a wormhole and ending up in the year 2491 that appeals to us for some reason.
But what will future cities be like? Well, the blueprint for how we may live in time yet to come may already exist.
In central Arizona there exists an experimental town called Arcosanti. It’s built on the principles of arcology, which combines architecture and ecology to envision a city that works in tandem with the Earth’s resources. In this short documentary, The Atlantic goes inside this distinctive urban space to understand how Arcosanti plans to reconstruct how humans envision cities.
According to the video at least – the future will be heavily populated almost exclusively by sweaty hipsters. So throw away your bottles of chemical-laden shampoo and microwave meals and join the revolution now…before it’s too late and you won’t be let in.