Futurism is a style that translates to multiple different mediums. There are science-fiction novels, films taking place far in the future, artist renditions of worlds eons away, and cutting-edge fashion that’ll make you take a second glance. All of these mediums encapsulate worlds that only exist within the imagination and empower the creators to think of something wholly new. By picking out a futuristic baby girl, boy, or gender-neutral name, you’re encouraging baby to embark upon their own trailblazin’ journey.
What does futuristic style look like and how has it changed over time?
Because the future is ultimately unpredictable, something that looks futuristic or gives off futuristic vibes is not really definable. But the regardless, the definition of futuristic is something specified by looks as “very modern” or “unusual.” But more specifically, futuristic style is often minimalist with splashes of vibrant colors and clean, sharp lines. But the look of futurism is a concept that’s evolved through the decades! Consider the fanciful colors, plastics, and Y2K panic of Zenon in 1999 or the sweet, sweet 70s and disco 60s tunic dresses of Star Trek.
What predictions of the future have been famously wrong and right?
Well, who could forget the millennium bug or when in 2012 the world was supposed to end? From regular ol’ fear mongering to ancient misinterpretations, future predictions have frequently led populations astray. But what’s certainly more enchanting are the times in which they’ve been completely—bewilderingly—accurate! Historically, one of the most famous future-seers was Nostradamus. This 16th-century seer predicted events that wouldn’t come to fruition for centuries. Unfortunately, his predictions were typically only for the deepest humanitarian crises to come. From the assassination of JFK to the war in Ukraine, Nostradamus vaguely predicted some of humanity’s deepest scars.
What will the future look like?
As has been seen with famous seers of the past, predicting the future is a tricky and often fickle thing, even if you land on the right guesses sometimes. It provides philosophical questions for pondering, like the age-old question of “Do we really want to know the future?” But besides the existentialism, the future is nearly impossible to know. However, history—and human nature—repeats itself, so there are some certainties to count on for the future. Humans will continue their pursuit of kindness, knowledge, and innovation, undoubtedly. But with the beauty of human decency comes the hardship in equal measure, and it will always be important to remember compassion and unity, no matter what the future holds.