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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The World in 100 Years

"Everyone will have his own pocket telephone that will enable him to get in touch with anyone he wishes. People living in the Wireless Age will be able to go everywhere with their transceivers, which they will be able to affix wherever they like— to their hat, for instance …“
Robert Sloss: "
The Wireless Century,” in: "The World in 100 Years,” Berlin, 1910

credit: Nicolas Ferrando, Lois Lammerhuber

The new exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center Linz, Austria pays tribute to the creativity, courage and inventiveness of those men and women who have totally committed their energies, abilities and knowledge to a vision of the future. This exhibition surveys a 200-year time span: looking back at what people about a century ago anticipated for this day and age, and showcasing what contemporary thinkers foresee 100 years from now.

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