2009 and December 2010, we spoke to hundreds of people about the
future. A few dozen of these people were nice enough to make predictions
about the future.
Some of these
predictions took the form of elaborate short stories, or intricate
drawings or maps.
Click on their
names to see what these participants submitted to the project. (Note:
to see these predictions in context, click on "Timeline &
2025: I predict
that the parking lot of Porter Square shopping center will have
a green roof installed above it which becomes a community garden.
People will grow their own fruits and veggies and have a barter-driven
farmers' market on Saturdays. Somerville will have annexed the shopping
center to help the city of Cambridge stay afloat.
will install more of the rotating red sculptures currently on display
at the Porter Square T stop. They will be cleverly-disguised wind
Every door to
every business in Somerville will be fitted with a microgenerator,
so every time people enter and exit shops, restaurants, and offices,
they will be helping to power the electrical grid. 2015.
equipment in gyms will render the health club energy-neutral. 2013.