Monday, April 23, 2007

The futurism of Epcot, now in Downtown Orlando

While at the Orlando Science Center this weekend, I saw a display on inventors of 2006, with little biographies and explanations of the science. Apparently, this was funded by the History Channel, for they'd done this very content as a show. It got me thinking: this kind of hopeful optimism and futurism used to be EXACTLY what Future World was all about. Now, the closest you come is Innoventions, which is just plain sad by comparison. That's what comes of corporate sponsorships. Why not some more inventive alliances, like this very display done by the History Channel? It would fit the theme of Epcot so very much better.