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Meet Your Future Guide

What do you see when you imagine the year 2050? What will the world look like? Where might we live? How will we feed ourselves? How do we care for a future that we can’t even imagine? Lots of questions, but who can answer them? Introducing Your Future Guide—a first-of-its-kind digital museum interactive combining technology with Smithsonian storytelling to invite you on a tour of the year 2050 with a citizen of the future.

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Exterior Installation

Contemporary artist Soo Sunny Park’s “Expanded Present” is an ethereal portal of iridescent material designed to inspire and delight. 

A Shimmering Gateway from Soo Sunny Park

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Online Residency

The FUTURES Futurist in Residence program invited innovators to think creatively about the future and develop new content to spark delight and conversation.

Futurist In Residence

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Founding Futurists

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DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN

JOHN & ADRIENNE MARS

JACQUELINE B. MARS

Major Sponsors

KEVIN S. BRIGHT & CLAUDIA W. BRIGHT

Annenberg

ROBERT KOGOD

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Supporting Sponsors
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JOHN BROCK III

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SUZANNE NORA JOHNSON & DAVID JOHNSON FOUNDATION

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Contributing Sponsors
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WENDY DAYTON

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CHARLIE AND NANCY HOGAN

Additional special and in-kind gifts provided by:

ACCESS SMITHSONIAN

JOSH & SARAH EASTRIGHT

GOODBY SILVERSTEIN & PARTNERS

LG DISPLAY

RESEMBLE.AI

IVAN SELIN

BOB AND JOAN CATELL

THE GANDHI FAMILY

JESSIE KELLEY

MARVEL STUDIOS

MARTY RODGERS

SILMAN

THE SECRETARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN & THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL BOARD

VIN DI BONA

GENSLER

KUKA ROBOTICS CORPORATION

DR. JORGE G. PUENTE & DR. PATRICIA MATOS-PUENTE

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FUTURES RECEIVED FEDERAL SUPPORT FROM THE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN INITIATIVES POOL, ADMINISTERED BY THE SMITHSONIAN ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN CENTER