The Future of Travel

Horseless carriages. Mechanical flight. Digital mail: all once the stuff of imagination. T+L checks in with farsighted futurists to see what lies ahead.

Immersive Travel

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Some of the hottest destinations of the future won’t be defined by where, but when. Our collective hunger for new experiences, crossed with our nostalgia (and solastalgia) will lead us to travel back in time via wholly immersive experiences, whether it’s a resort set entirely in the Mad Men era (food, fashion, Pall Malls, and all) or stocked with cloned dinosaurs, like in Jurassic Park. The most far-out visions involve androids making the past come vividly alive. “You could inhabit another person’s life,” says Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future Research. “If you want to be Julius Caesar or Marie Antoinette, you can.”

The Future of Travel

Immersive Travel

Some of the hottest destinations of the future won’t be defined by where, but when. Our collective hunger for new experiences, crossed with our nostalgia (and solastalgia) will lead us to travel back in time via wholly immersive experiences, whether it’s a resort set entirely in the Mad Men era (food, fashion, Pall Malls, and all) or stocked with cloned dinosaurs, like in Jurassic Park. The most far-out visions involve androids making the past come vividly alive. “You could inhabit another person’s life,” says Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future Research. “If you want to be Julius Caesar or Marie Antoinette, you can.”

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