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  • [Chat] What is Tomorrow?

    This is more a philosophical question then anything else. What is Tomorrow? It's a simple question. Is it a bright, shiny future full of optimism? Is it a balanced future showing what is possible, and what has already been done? Is it cautionary, showing us the dangers of the path we are currently on? I ask this because every time I walk through Tomorrowland I think of a Disneyland version of a yard sale. It's full of amazing little treasures, some new, others antiques. All of them are a collective hodge podge of past memories and past experiences. Some items were cutting edge technology, now severely outdated. Others were popular items at the time but have fallen out of style since.

    On this forum you can read amazing concepts. People have amazingly vivid imaginations, creative talents that I feel are honestly wasted. They envision a variety of futures. Some see Tomorrowland as a spaceport, or a colonized ruin on an alien planet. Some feel it is the distant future, while others think it should show the cutting edge of today. In fact the only two things many agree on are that Tomorrowland today isn't presented well, and that it needs a unified theme. Again I ask... what is tomorrow?

    In only a few short years I have seen a beloved attraction dismantled and it's tracks laid bare. Then revived in a modern speedy form, only to be abandoned and left lifeless again. I have watched as once proud rockets were reduced to the status of a glorified carnival ride. I have even watched as the high tech became so low tech that a standard electronics store carries better equipment.

    I never knew the House of the Future. I have only read stories about it, and the many designs it inspired. Looking around I can't help but think that the same faces and hands of designers today, were the faces and hands of kids pressed against the displays of yesterday. Is Tomorrowland to become Tomorrow, or is it to be left neglected, discarded, and abused as it is Today?
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    Tomorrow is a mystery. Tomorrow is something that will never come its always one step ahead of you.

    Tomorrowland to me is nothing special...most likely due to the fact I live there 5 days of the week for 8 hours.

    Yeah tomorrowland had and has its peerks. Times like "yesterday" were more plesent and much more simple and clean.

    Now Tomorrow is all about the present needs of the younger generation which is often "druged" by media and techonology.
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      Tomorrow is my 40th birthday.

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      • #4
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        ^Happy Birthday!

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        • #5
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          Tomorrow hopefully is a bright vision of the future. Kinda like Small world.

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          • #6
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            Tomorrow is going to be a day of sunshine.
            Tomorrow is going to be a step towards peace.
            Tomorrow is going to be memorable in a positive way.
            "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau

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            • #7
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              Tomorrow? I'll let you know in 26 minutes.

              :lol: I kid, I kid. Tomorrow, in the Tomorrowland sense, needs to be a fantastic, fundamentally optimistic view of many things that could come to be and a few that probably won't. It has its own problems--some bigger and scarier than our own--but other problems have been solved, too. Obviously, Tomorrowland can't show all of this imagined future, since it only represents one part. (Or at it should, anyways.) That is why I'm fond of the spaceport idea. It can be a ground-based spaceport from which spacecraft and space stations are launched. Not everything would need to be directly related to space, though, since the spaceport would still be on the Earth, and it could contain other types of facilities as well. Even a new attraction that featured a journey into space would not necessarily feature only stuff related to space--after all, experiments are done on space stations all the time that don't immediately scream "OUTER SPACE!" to most people.

              I believe Tomorrowland needs to distance itself fairly well from our current reality. It doesn't necessarily need to be a perfectionistic attempt at guessing the future; after all, it'll probably be wrong. What it needs to do is present a unified and interesting view of a future that isn't perfect, yet one that manages to be uplifting when all is said and done. And as far as the visual and technological sides of things go, it needs to not follow the current trends at all. Those become dated, and fast. Trailblazing into an original and timeless look is the only way for Tomorrowland to avoid needing to be made New again in another decade or two.

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                Tomorrow is a concept that goes beyond the next calendar day--it goes towards the future, some vast thing that no one quite knows where it will be in the next 'tomorrow'. However, "tomorrow" is coming from one place, and that is "today" which is firmly rooted in "yesterday". Everything derives from the past--the greatest technology has, at its roots, the simplest of mechanisms. However, tomorrow is never a reflection of the past--it is not a mirror, but a step beyond the past. It is ships that do not travel on the seas, but in space. It is cars that hurtle families of four to once locations in what would have been unimaginable amounts of time. It is the culmination of efforts from the past, but it does not dwell there on any hurt, pain or sorrow.

                I do not think that Tomorrowland should be a static thing, as that is seemingly the antithesis of "tomorrow"--but it should never, ever lose sight of where it came from. Tomorrow has always, and will always be an optimistic view on things. "There's always a new day," among other things, have been said and still hold. It's a 'fresh start' in many people's minds, a step away from the hurt of the past, and should remain so.

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                • #9
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                  Tomorrow is a blank piece of paper, you can draw whatever you want!
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                  • #10
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                    As far as Disneyland's version of "Tomorrow" is concerned, I think it should show us that everything is going to be just fine, pretty cool and definitely something to look forward to. Sprinkled in should be humble reminders (I say "humble" because most visitors are on their vacation) that it is up to us to make sure tomorrow becomes that way.
                    Go to it, Imagineers!
                    And happy belated birthday, lou_mom!
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                    • #11
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                      Well 2 choices..and mostly the first choice because we come here to escape the "real" world's sorrows and heartaches as we see it keep spiraling into the abyss. Have everything based a few years out perhaps, not too far so that we can keep evolving what shows up. I agree with Skip that the Rockets were reduced to a mere glorified carnival ride once they littered up the entry way to TL with them
                      I'd say keep whatever view of Tomorrow "happy" and dream-like as possible so we can always go there for refuge with a dying outside world. Remember it all starts with a dream..let's enjoy what we have until we no longer are able to.

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                        Originally posted by aashee View Post
                        Tomorrow hopefully is a bright vision of the future. Kinda like Small world.
                        That's exactly what Tomorrowland is missing. This was destroyed when the took out the Mary Blair murals. And stylistically, these murals were related to IASW.

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                          Originally posted by lou_mom View Post
                          Tomorrow is my 40th birthday.
                          Happy Birthday!!!:yea:

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                          • #14
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                            Friday, buy a calendar lol jk
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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
                              That's exactly what Tomorrowland is missing. This was destroyed when the took out the Mary Blair murals. And stylistically, these murals were related to IASW.
                              I would agree... but I love the "mural" that graces that spot now. I feel it really incorporates the diverse aspects of Tomorrowland and adds to the theme!
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