Its 2060, and i know it looks far fetched for right now, but in 2045 the manifestation box was invented. Out of the very first manifestation box itself, we could produce another one, and so on ... and soon enough they were common. Materialism went out the door. Humans focused on the planet as a unified race. Becoming fossil fuel free was a HUGE DEAL! So no oil, no petrol, no gas, no coal etc. etc. This means massive changes in infrastructure, architecture, city planning etc. etc. So the jist is; the world in 2019, is as we knew it, then a seemingly ever-speeding apocalyptic trajectory up-to about 2045, finally gaining some form of Utopian structured stability by 2055. And voila! Now its 2060. 5 years into Utopian structure v1.0.
Contest entry for THU 2019 - Desirable futures Artstation Challenge
phytoplankton (algae) is farmed in the water banked out by walls of the city.These farms look full of swirly lighter blue/aqua colored sections of water. Manifestation cubes are in place, and one of them is even shown in action, creating the path this teenager is about to surf/hoverboard upon (top left). That hotel is about to arrive on the platform and peeps are about to jump off to them. Mercedes has recently launched portable mercurial gyro schematics for everyone to create from the manifestation box (mini-UFO tech for your shoes!!!)
Work in progress shots
Here are a few initial idea exploration sketches I did to get to the final idea :