Cybertopia. Future of an architecture space. Death of analogous cities

Now little one, I will tell you a little story. And yet perhaps it wasn’t such a very long time ago. Mankind has accumulated more knowledge than it has all its previous history. This factor enables us to say that in the next few decades there will be fundamental breakthroughs in science and engineering which will result in changing society and the architectural design of cities. The degree of its influence could be compared to the age of Great Geographical discoveries. A dense complex space of the megapolis made from reality and fairy tale generates a more complicated structure of the future city. Spaces of these “fairy-tales” have a large number of physical and mechanical laws alien to real space. An ability to fly over or move from one planet to another one, to pass through the walls during system bugs makes the city more complicated.

Dense cyberslums full of hallucination and bugs, components of its own habitat has moved into a real megapolis which is being formed and organized simultaneously in the digital and physical space. Bestiary of unnatural digital nature. Beings from the fairy tales read to us for the night. The city is filled with spirits and deities. Do you see a witch? A demon? An evil stepmother? A sinister gnome? The virtual space is subject to glitches and bugs. The person needs to get used with it! They do not seem strange.  It is its new reality! For instance, nobody is surprised by firedrake flying by down the street, trying to convince you to buy surprises the latest model of condom.

Tomorrow we expect a completely different dense topography of the city. It will be a map which includes cyber worlds with intrinsic geography, laws of physics, qualities and even its residents. It is as though landscapes of computer games have woven into the city space becoming its integral part. Faire-Hollywood are taken sights from all over the world. Components of megalopolises that became obsolete and destroyed itself. J. Vashington, Enstein, Buddha, Roger Rabbit. They at once become a dense part of this block of inhabited cyberslums, its organic communication and spatial cell. Their surfaces play a role of temporary streets, parks and squares.

In such space the special card file of reference points and creation of artificial landscapes are necessary. The format of such city can be compared to movement of the person on the escalator when it is deprived natural line of the horizon. Huge ships that at once become dense part of this block of the skyscraper, its organic communication and spatial cell. Its decks are temporary squares of the city, and construction woods of its street. On them inhabitants move. Having sated, the ship “sails” in the next swimming, and on arrival in the new port city, not become dusty indefinitely in megalopolis port, and joins new structure, as the spatial block.

And then came a Roger Rabbit with a long snout, and the story is out.

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