(image source: Google Street View and London's Daily
2064: Aliens land.
(source: Rachel Strutt)
Click on a decade
or year above to read about the future.
to the 2060s
that began in the 2050s continues to hit the city hard. The DPW
goes bankrupt, and Davis Square is taken over by the goats and cows
that the city keeps for mowing and trash collection. Alien spacecraft
land in Magoun Square; their pilots are hostile at first, but soon
become proud residents. Another new resident is a recently brought-to-life
Shakespeare, one of the first beneficiaries of the new reanimation
technology. He tries to make a name for himself in his new surroundings
by writing poorly-crafted graphic novels.
The Urban Ring
Line opens again, as does a new Purple Line to Waltham, both of
which cut through Peninsular City (the name of the city created
when Somerville, Cambridge, Charlestown and part of Medford combined
in the 2050s). Perhaps because of all of the goats, cows, and trash,
people look for ways to avoid walking on the ground. Hover cars,
which have finally become affordable, become popular. Zip wire technology
also makes great strides.
The US slips
further from its former position of economic and political domination.
India and China have become economic powerhouses, and account for
half of the world's GDP.