"A Land of Perpetual Sunshine" will appear



Gregory Benford : science fiction author and astrophysicist
The home of the future, as an architect envisages it in year 2000 was exhibited in London recently. The new invention Vitaglass admits the sun’s ultraviolet rays in fair weather into each room, and produces artificial sunlight for cloudy days and night use to create a permanent summer-day effect.
Complete with convertible metal furniture; bunk rooms rather than bedrooms, laid out somewhat like steamer cabins; movable walls; a garage for a combination airplane-automobile with folding wings; and, on the garage roof, a second-story swimming pool, gardens fitted with plants in movable containers; and wireless power and program reception masts, the citizens of tomorrow will have a home full of sunlight


GREGORY BENFORD, Popular Mechanics, (2012), "The Future That Never Was: Pictures from the Past', [online], Available: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/future-that-never-was-next-gen-tech-concepts?click=main_sr#slide-1


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