What is the purpose of this site?
First, we think it’s endlessly interesting to peer into the future. Anyone can ponder what might reasonably happen in a year or two. But to jump more than a decade — that’s a different story. We thought it would be great not only to collect the predictions of various futurists in one place, but also to visualize them. Visualizing concepts engages us on another level — and it’s fun, like watching a movie.
Second, it is useful to look into the future. It gives us reasons to think about our own actions in the here and now — is everything we do good, or will we regret some decisions tomorrow?
What’s that got to do with Kaspersky?
In fact, thinking about the future is our job. We should be able to predict what threats await us tomorrow and consider how best to tackle them. And we, like many people, love science fiction and can hardly wait see what is there, beyond the horizon.
How does it work?
The site is simple and intuitive. Yellow hexagons on the globe show places where cities, objects, and events of the future have been illustrated. White hexagons contain predictions only, no visualizations. You can discuss them and even add your own illustration. You can craft an entire 360-degree city, or, for example, a simple sketch of a tool of the future.
Do I have to sign up?
You can view everything on the site without registering. But a registered user can also participate. And signing up is quick and easy. Users can upload two types of objects: ordinary and 360-degree objects. Basically, 360-degree objects are cities or, in a few cases, rooms. Also registered users can take part in discussion of predictions, assess the work of designers, and share interesting facts with friends.
Why isn’t my city on the list?
This is a long-term project, and we can’t do all at once. But we will try to fill in the blanks. And you can help by offering your vision of the future of your town, street, and favorite places on Earth.
I am not a futurist. Can I make a prediction?
We welcome everyone’s ideas — please send them to us
. However, not every submission will be published.
In your version, equipment looks different in different places in 2050. Won’t we have globalization?
The future is not a stiff monolith; it’s a motley mosaic of many concepts and ideas. We all have different backgrounds and perspectives, and so of course ideas and predictions will differ slightly from place to place.
Who are the authors of forecasts?
At the initial stage, they are professional futurists, for example, Ian Pearson, and Kaspersky Lab experts. If the author of the brief is not listed, it means that the forecast was compiled from a few sources. We look forward to seeing your predictions on the site soon.
Who created the pictures?
Similar to the forecasts, the first visualizations were made by professional designers, but we hope to see yours soon as well. Join now!
Why can’t I access this website from my mobile device?
Devices with old hardware may not support WebGL technology, which underlies most of the elements of the site. We apologize for this and hope that you will be able to open Earth 2050 from another device.
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