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TOMORROWLAND 2015

L’anno prossimo uscirà il film Tomorrowland. Guardando l’anteprima ho la sensazione che la fonte di ispirazione sia il Project X ed E.P.C.O.T. di Walt Disney e la sua visione della civiltà del futuro.

Vedremo…

Tomorrowland will be released next year. Looking at the preview I get the feeling that the source of inspiration is the Project X and EPCOT created by Walt Disney and his vision of the future of civilization.

We will see

Space Food

Nel 1968 James Reynolds, del Ministero dell’Agricoltura USA, disse che la trasformazione dei cibi sarebbe stata così radicale che nessuno avrebbe più neanche avuto bisogno di sedersi a tavola. “Oggi parliamo ancora di cibi per astronauti, ma domani i cibi dello spazio diventeranno mangiare di tutti i giorni. L’energia atomica servirà a conservare ogni specie d’alimento. Il frigorifero diventerà un arnese inutile perché le derrate alimentari, trattate con i raggi gamma oppure disidratate, si potranno conservare anche vent’anni senza bisogno di basse temperature”. In America 2000, Luigi Romersa raccontò d’esser stato invitato a un “pranzo del futuro”. “C’erano anche il vino e il whisky e una scatoletta di pillole con scritto sopra Martini. Il vino era naturalmente in polvere, il whisky sembrava cipria dorata e il Martini aveva l’aria di una compressa d’aspirina, soltanto che era verde. Con mezzo bicchiere d’acqua si faceva una bevanda normale, e devo dire che non era cattiva”. Infine, nel 1983 Ronald Cape, della Cetus Corporation, disse: “Probabilmente si arriverà a scoprire qualche virus iperenergetico che dispensi una persona dal nutrirsi per un mese. In fondo esistono alcuni per i quali mangiare è una noia”.

In 1968, James Reynolds, the Ministry of Agriculture USA, said that the transformation of the food would be so radical that no one would even have to sit at the table. "Today we still talk about food for astronauts, but space will become tomorrow foods to eat every day. Nuclear energy will be used to store any kind of food. The refrigerator will become a useless thing because foodstuffs treated with rays range or dehydrated, you can store up to twenty years without the need for low temperatures. “In America 2000, Luigi Romersa told that he had been invited to a room of the future.” "There were also wine and whiskey and a box of pills with Martini wrote above. The wine was naturally in powder, the powder seemed golden whiskey and Martini had the air of an aspirin tablet, only it was green . With half a glass of water was a normal drink, and I must say it was not bad. “Finally, in 1983, Ronald Cape, the Cetus Corporation, said: "Probably you will discover some virus iperenergetico that dispenses a person from the feed for a month. Basically there are some for whom eating is a bore.”

Chi si sarebbe preso cura di città e case del futuro? I robot, naturalmente. Uno svizzero, Auguste Huber, costruì un’intera dinasta di robot Sabor, dal modello I fino al V, nel 1960. Sabor IV, del 1938, era alto 2 metri e 25, pesava 200 chili, ed era telecomandato. Poteva fare 24 movimenti. Un anno più tardi, alla Fiera di New York, la Westinghouse presentò Electro, con tanto di cane-robot al seguito. “Electro, che pesa 80 kg ed è alto 2 metri e 10, può camminare, parlare, contare sulle dita fino a dieci, fumare, distinguere i colori e salutare. Electro reagisce agli ordini che gli vengono dati parlando in un microfono”. Il cane Sparko camminava, stava sulle zampe posteriori e abbaiava, e si avvicinava ai visitatori percependo il loro calore corporeo. Nel 1964, sul New Scientist, il professor Meredith W. Thring previde automi domestici in grado di spazzare, spolverare, lavare i piatti, preparare la tavola e rifare i letti, forse con sembianze umane, o forse solo scatole ambulanti con più di due braccia e mani.

Who would take care of the city and houses of the future? The robots, of course. A Swiss, Auguste Huber, built an entire dynasty of robot Sabor, the model I to V, in 1960 Sabor IV, in 1938, was 2 meters tall and 25, weighed 200 pounds, and was remote controlled. He could make 24 movements. A year later, at the Fair of New York, Westinghouse introduced Electro, complete with a dog-robot in tow. Electro, who weighs 80 kg and is 2 meters tall and 10, can walk, talk, count on the fingers up to ten, smoking, distinguish colors and healthy. Electro reacts to the orders that are given to speaking into a microphone.” The dog Sparko walked, stood on their hind legs and barked and approached visitors perceive their body heat. In 1964, the New Scientist, Professor Meredith W. Thring predicted domestic robots capable of sweeping, dusting, washing dishes, setting the table and making beds, perhaps with a human shape, or maybe just walking boxes with more than two arms and hands.

Over the years, before that in 1965 was declared a national monument and museum, many projects were made on how to turn Ellis Island, the small island off the coast of New York where once disembarked and were gleaned immigrants who arrived by ship. Frank Lloyd Wright thought of obtaining a formidable residential complex with apartments in towers of glass supported by concrete piers. Decorative steel cables will govern the large circular terrace with domes on the board. In these domes will be schools, sports arenas, hospitals, theaters. Gardens and swimming pools, fountains and flowers adorn the city making it look like a jewel, suspended over the water and surrounded by it, free of congestion and noise. No vehicle will be allowed, only sidewalks and escalators and elevators. “

Nel corso degli anni, prima che nel 1965 venisse dichiarato monumento nazionale e museo, vennero fatti molti progetti su come trasformare Ellis Island, l’isolotto al largo di New York dove un tempo sbarcavano e venivano spulciati gli immigrati che giungevano via nave. Frank Lloyd Wright pensò di ricavarne un formidabile complesso residenziale, con appartamenti in torri di vetro sostenuti da piloni di cemento. “Decorativi cavi d’acciaio reggeranno la grande terrazza circolare con cupole sul bordo. In queste cupole vi saranno scuole, arene sportive, ospedale, teatri. Giardini e piscine, fiori e fontane adorneranno la città rendendola simile a un gioiello, sospeso sull’acqua e da essa attorniato, privo di congestione e di rumore. Nessun veicolo sarà ammesso, soltanto marciapiedi e scale mobili e ascensori”.

Project 2000 - Apple Computer (1988)

In 1987 Apple Computer held a competition called Project 2000. Apple asked student research teams to submit papers detailing what the computing technology of the year 2000 would look like. In early 1988 Steve Wozniak, Alvin Toffler and Ray Bradbury, among others, sat on the judge’s panel. The winning team was from the University of Illinois with their paper called Tablet: The Personal Computer of the Year 2000.

"Our machine will have the same dimensions as a standard notebook. It will look like an 8"x11" monolith from the movie 2001, and be reminiscent of the Dynabook. This rectangular slab will weigh but a few pounds, and have no buttons or knobs to play with. The front surface will be a touch-sensitive display screen and will blink to life upon touching two corners."

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