If you voted for trump, it’s time to buy a house
In the housing market, perception often creates its own reality. Investors will bid up values in anticipation of a rezoning effort that allows for new development. Lenders tighten credit standards in anticipation of new regulations. And voters – at least according to one new survey -get bullish when their candidate wins.
During the last week of October, when Hillary Clinto was ahead in the polls, Trulia commissioned surveys of 2,000 Americans. respondents who identified themselves as Republicans said that 2017 would be worse than 2016 for selling a home, buying a home, agetting a mortage, or finding rental housing. Democrats thought that 2017 would be better in each of those categories. After Donald Trump’s surprise electoral college win, outlooks for Republican and Democratic respondents flipped in every category.
Artificial intelligence and off-grid living : Top designers imagine the year 2066
When creating products from natural materials, we are taking from rsources that are finite, and whose extraction and use have an impact on the planet. This comes with a level of reponsibility as a designer.
In 50 years time, we envisage the ability to 3D print what are now rare, desirable and beautiful natural materials like marble, minerals and rosewood. This technology would be readily available, following the nascent movement of large ocrporations like Tesla making their intellectual propery public to allow others to deveop them for the benefit of mankind as a whole.
This would allow for a democratization of materiality, as well as the creation of neo-natural materials without any detriment the environment. Something like this would presnet a new set of boundaires for designers, and would change the way we think about our surroundings.
And while we are at it, these neo-natural materials could be bio-renewable or degradable on demand. Now, wouldn’t that be something?