This short essay accompanies a gallery of six representations of possible California futures chosen by Annalee Newitz, editor of Gizmodo. The gallery includes a dystopian hellhole of scarcity and labor exploitation, a sustainable civilization of green urban designs, an Aztec-influenced cyborg, anarchist collectives, cities gone mad with class division, and a map of San Francisco’s new archipelago, created by the inevitable rising waters of a warmer world.
California Futures: Imagining California’s future in the Pacific world
Annalee Newitz writes about science, pop culture, and the future. She is editor in chief of Gizmodo, a publication that covers technology and internet culture, and the author of Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction.
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Annalee Newitz; California Futures: Imagining California’s future in the Pacific world. Boom 1 March 2015; 5 (1): 106–116. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.1.106
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