The much anticipated Museum of the Future is now open in Dubai.
The aim of the museum is to inspire the imagination of visitors as to what possible futures might look and feel like.
There is obviously a heavy focus on technology in parts, but also on a future where people are more connected to their inner world.
'The level 3 entrance guides “pioneers” through cascading archways into The Centre, a calm and therapeutic place for reflection situated under a dome of light and water. Visitors are encouraged to disconnect from technology and reconnect their mind, body, and spirits.
On level 4, visitors are free to explore a digital recreation of the Amazon rainforest and the interplay of hundreds of species, some invisible to the naked eye. The Vault of Life is also housed on this floor showcasing the DNA library of thousands of species displayed through cylindrical capsules containing digital renderings of different life form.
The uppermost floor presents the OSS Hope space station, in which visitors are given a panoramic view of their home planet and can learn about the conceptual community of space-faring pioneers.'
In 2019 we had the opportunity to visit teamLab Borderless in Tokyo Japan, which was just breathtaking. The Museum of the Future appears to use many of the same projection mapping mechanisms to create their immersive experience. Perhaps this gives us a good reason to go visit next time we're passing through the city.