The World Without Us


Check out this surreal slideshow of New York City made to accompany the book “The World Without Us” by Alan Weisman. It is supposed to depict the gradual decent of our city’s infrastructure anywhere from 2 days to 15,000 years after humans no longer exist. The picture above is from the 300 year mark.

I’ve not read the book but the description sure sounds interesting:

“In this far-reaching narrative, Weisman explains how our massive infrastructure would collapse and finally vanish without human presence; what of our everyday stuff may become immortalized as fossils; how copper pipes and wiring would be crushed into mere seams of reddish rock; why some of our earliest buildings might be the last architecture left; and how plastic, bronze sculpture, radio waves, and some man-made molecules may be our most lasting gifts to the universe.”

1 Comment so far

  1. John Morris (unregistered) on August 29th, 2007 @ 3:43 am

    Well, we have a lot of plastic stuff. We will not be forgotten, it will be sold on some kind of alien Ebay.

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