Technocapitalism and Architecture of the Future

True technocapitalism is a far way off because of the prejudice of modern man. Nonetheless, humanity will be in a much better position to reach the next developmental level once people are able to move past judgmental behaviors. Much has been written about how people treat others, and this is certainly important. The issue of this post involves how they view construction, however.

Take the example of home-building. Ideal homes would be extremely important in a technocapitalist society. Empirical construction by dedicated architects should be the way homes are built in the future. Less formal homes should evolve into something that could truly be called a habitat. Technocapitalism would naturally put home ownership into the hands of countless individuals that otherwise couldn’t hope to own homes. Poverty would be extinct. New problems could rear their ugly head, and one could pose an interesting thought experiment regarding how engineers of the future would solve them.

When the international style of architecture became popular, there were still large groups of people that rejected it. The search for identity was more important to some people than conserving resources through austerity. People tried to collect exotic pieces of art to alleviate what they viewed as a problem. Society might solve this problem by adapting and considering new technologically advanced dwellings to be exotic.

On the other hand, incorporating different aspects of existing human culture into these habitats might make people less resistant to change. Different people could still develop their own personal tastes without sacrificing anything. Indeed, historical styles of architecture have been based on folk designs as it was. People of the future might be able to design things however they wish to, and dwellings could be far closer to nature than anything we have today.

  • Kenneth Anderson

    A Commodity is a “good” for which there is a demand for. There are “soft commodities”, which are goods that are grown and there are “hard commodities”, which are goods that are obtained through mining or extraction processes. There also others that have NO underlying product. To break this down further so you can see the difference, we have commodities in Agriculture, Energy, Equity Index, Forex or FX as it is better known by. Metals and Interest Rates just to name a few. Different exchanges trade different commodities.

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