Sabrina Ayana

An Overpopulated, Eco-Friendly community

The pace our society is growing at this very moment is so incomprehensible, that it is not hard to believe that any possible scenarios would happen at the rate that we are going right now. We, as the generation of today, are responsible for the being of our society in the future; our thoughts and contributions would shape the future we will live in the near future, and for generations to come. Our task for this subject was to create different scenarios, which started of with two opposing scenarios (Eco-Friendly and Industrial society) linked with the possibility of it happening in an under populated or an over populated community. We placed ourselves in these scenarios and hypothesise realistic series of possibilities of habits, behaviours, and development that could possible occur within the set time and plot – which led us to decide on a specific scenario based on what we thought was the strongest, and would potentially be the highest developing scenario out of all.

We focused on an overpopulated, eco-friendly community which takes place in Sydney, Australia in 2050. We specifically chose Sydney as we could observe closely on its current pace to maximise our research and development of our final product. This set community is a smart and practical community where the issue of over population will be mended with the fact that they share the same interest on keeping their society civilised in an eco friendly way. More homes (especially in the central / CBD area) will be built vertically with green areas inputted onto their homes, simplified every day activities such as minimum to no use of cash and transport; rather using cards (as the only source of economy), and having a numerous amount of personal transportations that will eventually overcrowd the city

To further expand our scenario, we have placed ourselves even further on to the years of 2080, where we visualise this city even more technologically advanced by this time, however, there are still general issues occurring as any other society would. With the city being over populated with high rise buildings and excessive human activities (that may contribute to the populations health and well-beings), the levels of toxic air would be significantly high especially in the lower grounds, which can cause harm to this populous community. Continuing with this matter, we have designed a product that will not only help them with this issue they are facing, but also a product that is familiar to all individuals as they are being introduced and provided by the government to encourage the health and safety of all individuals. Our final speculative object is an oxygen box, which will be integrated on to humans as a part of their lifestyle. Humans will no longer be defined as a creature that uses cellular respiration to live, but more so leading to photosynthesis as they produce their own energy source. These boxes also indicates the individuals level of wealth as different boxes that are being taken care of with more care would show healthier growing plants.

The features of this oxygen box includes the main component which is the plant box itself. The seeds are inherited from previous generations, therefore, each person would have different splicings which will create different quality plants and fruits. These plants will continuously grow extending to a wristband and along the arms of users or anywhere they desire. External features within the box includes a plat that includes engravings from previous generations which will be continued on to generations to come. A screen is placed to determine the levels of oxygen they have collected throughout the day, alongside a power button placed. The oxygen box will provide edible berries for owners and may be traded of with friends / other family members if they are comfortable doing so.

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