You can imagine that asking a room full of 10 year old children what 2097 has in store would throw up some interesting responses.
Among the flying cars and hover boards, a surprising number held fairly bleak visions of the future; of being dominated by machines or – one of the three favourite ideas chosen by the group – the city returning to the wild and inhabited by animals with human beings relegated to cages.
The remaining two ideas chosen as the group’s favorites were an app that lets you transform yourself into any animal. While the third idea, came from this drawing of a device conceived by three pupils from Dorchester Primary School and Christopher Pickering Primary School…
“It’s like mind swap…one person goes into another person’s life for a moment.”
Demi from Christopher Pickering describes how it functions: ““an old person and a young person and their brains connect together to make the young person go back into the old person’s time”
The group’s reflections on ageing, living with older family members and themselves getting older became a key inspiration for the stories of 2097 and the app. If you’ve not tried the app then download it now to play.