4 Reasons Why The Future Will Look Like An Eco-Utopia

The following is the fourth post in what will be a long series inspired by my experience with the book Tools of Titans. My explanatory first post can be found here.

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.

We basically just like things that look like shit our ancestors found while hunting.

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.

It’s been a while since someone has saved face with one of the these.

3 — As forms of technology, cities and infrastructural compositions follow the same story arc.

Here’s a Vegas casino that was built in 1946.
Here’s one built in 2009. Note the direction we’re headed design-wise.

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.

Think even greener than this if possible.
That’s more like it. Looks like humans were here just slightly.
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