The world we live in today is very different from the world a few years ago. What then can we expect the next decade to bring? A vision of the man of the future was presented by the Museum of the Future in Dubai. The Walletmor implant is included in the section “How can we hack our bodies?” as part of the exhibition Tomorrow Today.
The future human being
What will it feel like to be a human decade from now? The technology that we use to augment our abilities and modify our minds and bodies, raises many ethical and anthropological questions about what the very definition of being human will be in the future. From wearable technologies to protect ourselves from extreme climatic conditions to robotic exoskeletons that allow us to maximize our performance at work, this section “How can we hack our bodies?” presents a collection of devices and works that question how we will radically transform our bodies to prepare for the different challenges that the future might present. The
man of the future is equipped with the most innovative technologies, such as Xupermask - a smart mask combining face technology with integrated audio engineering, Full metal jacket (silver edition) - made of 65% copper and resistant to viruses, Walletmor payment implant - the world’s first under skin chip implant for contactless payments and ‘Evolve IM’ biometric evolutionary footwear - A 3d-printed footwear with sensors that study your feet to adapt and improve over time. Our implant is displayed on the mannequin's left hand - just like the one in yours.
Not an ordinary museum
The museum as we know it so far was a time machine that took us to the most distant past. A classic museum allows us to learn history and remember great inventors and leaders. Times are changing, so museums are transforming too. The Museum of the Future in Dubai is a window into tomorrow. It’s the first attraction of its kind. Built to change perceptions of the future as we know it, the unique structure houses several immersive future environments designed to place visitors in a powerful version of the future. It's a place for optimistic imagination, committed to a more sustainable tomorrow for all. Their goal is to inspire and empower people to positively shape the next chapter of humanity. Featuring unparalleled themes developed by the world's top designers, the Museum of the Future explores the future of space travel and life in space, climate change, ecology, health, wellness, and spirituality, among others. The scenery and scenes they create are immersive, but also expansive: they are designed to expand what the audience thinks is possible - for the world, for the future, and themselves. The content was developed by a team of the world's top product, media, exhibition, and experience designers.
The building is also a remarkable marvel of architecture and engineering. It “speaks Arabic," and its facade is a canvas for the three inspirational quotes of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, rendered in calligraphy by Mattar bin Lahej. The shape of the building is futuristic and symbolic. The round building represents humanity; the green mound on which it sits represents the earth; the void represents the unknown future.
An ever-changing display of near-future technologies
Technology has the power to transform and change the way we live our lives. It can address many of the environmental, cultural, social, and political issues that define our times and overcome challenges to lead our planet toward an optimistic future. The exhibition "Tomorrow Today", of which Walletmor is a part, shows how designers, scientists, and corporations are responding today to some of these challenges. to some of these challenges, considering how the responses to these problems will shape the future of society.
Where can you find us? The "Tomorrow Today" exhibition is located on the 2nd floor of the museum. There you will find our payment implant in the "How can we hack our bodies?" section, which presents a collection of devices and works that pose the question of how we will radically transform our bodies to prepare for the various challenges the future may bring.
The museum is open every day from 10 AM to 9 PM. All visitors must book a time slot to enter the museum, and the last slot is at 7:30 PM. The Museum of the Future ticket prices are 145 AED per person (nearly 40$), and children under three get in for free.