Time Capsule. Discovery of the Celestia capsule leads to a series of earth-shaking revelations about our future. The public first learns about the significance of the find on Earth Day, April 2014.
International Shock. Coverage of the Celestia capsule has ranged form ecstatic to paranoid. Fox News called it "a communist plot to create a new generation of hippies and potheads," despite the fact that more than 1,200 scientists and academic experts believe the capsule's message to be authentic.
Analysis Underway. Experts from more than 80 countries pour over documents, artifacts and videos, describing the many ways that future generations addressed today's dire environmental crises.
Localized Food. The Celestia depiction of a kitchen in the year 2100 shows that localism and self-reliance have prevailed over factory farms and food scarcity. For more details, see the interactive image (click image).
On the Edge. Depictions of future life portray dense cities overlooking varied and biodiverse landscapes.
Modes of Travel. Future transportation options will include autonomous, zero net energy vehicles on solar roads, PV-powered air transport, ultra-light composite frictionless rail, and most importantly, walking and biking.
The Good City. The city of 2100 will look a lot like early American and European cities, with narrow streets, dense, multi-purpose buildings, easy access to greenspace, exercise and entertainment, optimized use of solar particle coatings and other high tech methods of energy conversion.
Playing God. As robotics, augmented reality and human/machine interfacing improves, building are constructed remotely, sometimes by millennials, from hundreds of miles away.
Energy Independence. Solar power ascends to the forefront of world power production, due to leapfrogging advances in panel cost, efficiency and availability. As solar power becomes more cost efficient than fossil fuels, subsidies shift to power the future of clean energy.