Destiny concept art - Spaaaaaace
- We invented AI hundreds of years ago and now they want nothing to do with us.
- They wrote complex automation that ensured we would always have food and shelter without needing to bother them, then stopped talking to us in favor of living eternal machine lives of quiet, monkish contemplation.
- Overall it’s not a bad life, but since our needs are utterly taken care of, nobody does anything. Nobody even knows how to make fire. We’ve been living in stone buildings designed to last millenia in perfect comfort where food just comes out of the walls. It’s nice, but boring.
These mesmerizing sculptures are the work of William Ricketts, a rare Australian born in 1898 who was in awe of the connection the Aborigine people have with the land. Hidden deep within a lush Australian rainforest are a set of mystical Aborigine sculptures seemingly merged into the natural surroundings. Moss covered torsos of men, women and children protrude from tree trunks and boulders. Some reach heavenward with widespread wings, others envelop each other protectively – all are symbols of the relationship the indigenous Australian Aborigines have with nature.
Queen Hatshepsut as a sphinx (ca. 1859-1813 B.C.)
* Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC