4 Reasons Why The Future Will Look Like An Eco-Utopia
The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected. — Henry David Thoreau
1 — Biophilia is intrinsic to human psychology. The degree to which we find a crafted object beautiful is proportional to the degree to which that object mimics and/or integrates with the natural world.
2 — All technology begins its life cycle in a state of utilitarian ugliness. Over time it increases in beauty while simultaneously losing utility, until it reaches near total obsolescence. Such items, antiques for instance, serve only the purpose of pleasant looking conversation starters.
3 — As forms of technology, cities and infrastructural compositions follow the same story arc.
4 — Technology is destined to trend ever increasingly towards perfect harmony with nature. We will reach a point where our environmental imprint is limited to a minimal and aesthetically pleasing adjustment of the natural order. The ultimate planetary impact of our species will be reminiscent of an Andy Goldsworthy sculpture.