Technological progress can influence design. Here we share the visions of some imaginative minds that shape this idea and lay grounds for the future
Posy is a three year old girl who will offer blossoms and charm you with her gentle gestures.
But, there’s a hitch: She is battery operated and moves around on wheels. Architect, designer and roboticist Tatsuya Matsui of Flower Robotics, Japan, trumpets robots as a solution for his country’s receding workforce and embraces the vision of a nation served by machines. He believes that these are beautiful and endearing if nurtured well
Ten years ago, we could never imagine a sci-fi movie translated to real life: It would be entertaining and full of wonders. Today technology has advanced to a degree where machines are capable of enhancing or even replacing human beings. This kind of evolved science, when linked with design, can lead to an intelligent world of unique creations. Designers across the globe believe that an amalgamation of creativity and technology is the way forward. To build a comfortable and effortless tomorrow, the two disciplines must progress together.
Some ingenious minds have already started experimenting and giving shape to the “what-ifs” of the future. Be it human-like robots, 3D spaces, machines that predict the weather of the next day accurately or objects made using pure logic; the possibilities are limitless. Here are some of the most interesting products that are futuristic in concept and give us a glimpse into an ethos we may be thriving in, soon.