Domed Cities and the Troglodyte Mentality
Some time ago, I posted some thoughts on the future techno-topias of “domed cities”. Recently, a WordPress blogger has posted some further illustrations on the theme of domed cities of the future. We still retain many features of our troglodyte origins.
So, these images have nothing to do with “the future”, but with the past. They are symbolic forms of womb-like enclosure that attest to the growing insularity and alienation of the mental-rational consciousness structure from its environment. They are, in effect, caves and express a longing for return to the cave. Even the private automobile is, in effect, a cave on wheels and kind of like a tortoise shell. Less a conveyance for the body, it is something we carry around with us… and around us. It has become an armoured shell; a kind of exo-skeleton.
The race for the future has become a return to the past. Just another illustration of ironic reversal at the end of history.