Multimedia essay by: David Johanson Vasquez © All Rights
Waikiki, on Hawaii’s Island of Oahu is a Cross Roads of the World. The allure of this tropical city attracts millions of vacationing pilgrims from across the globe. Steady infusion of foreign and domestic investment creates a dynamic and often futuristic looking metropolis.
On my last visit to Waikiki in November, I came across an ultramodern, duty-free, fashion and clothing store located on its main boulevard. Entering this multiplex shopping site felt like being on the sci-fi movie sets for Spielberg’s Minority Report or Ridely Scott’s Blade Runner. My son-in-law commented as he left the “Galleria” — “it was a sensory overload experience,” and headed back to the hotel to sleep it off. . .
Entering the Galleria is exciting and dynamic for those who are ready for a hyper-sensory encounter while shopping for fashion and cosmetics products.
Honolulu’s Dynamic Style of Architecture
Honolulu encompasses Waikiki and has a rich, vibrant range of architectural styles, including its own unique “Hawaiian Architectural Style. Within Waikiki, the new architecture blends modern and Japanese style.
From our condo balcony we could see a night panorama of Honolulu, which inspired this essay’s theme of — a reflections from a future Hawaii.
The Sky Is No Longer The Limit For Digital Displays
Contemporary marketing and advertising have embraced electronics LED’s to capture our attention and stimulate our senses. We can expect the future will sustain sensory overload for the marketing of products, services and ideas on a global scale.
Multimedia environments are more common in the 21st Century. As natural environments are increasingly altered or replaced by new ones, projections of “paradise lost” will attempt to fill an expanding void.
A Scenario For Things To Come
Advances in artificial intelligence [AI] and remote-control technology continues expanding its role in automating transportation industries. Seamless, point-A-to-point-B travel provided by auto pilot features in ground and air transportation standard— World travel becomes even more assessable and affordable.
Both Work and play amenities can be extended to just about any cabin environment for an enhanced travel experience.
South Point (Ka Lae) – Naalehu, Big Island, Hawaii +18° 54′ 39.96″, -155° 40′ 52.00″ “The Pan Pacific Launch Site” — Gateway To Lunar And Deep Space Exploration
↑As international space exploration matures, greater consortiums and partnerships develop between countries and corporations to create space operations staging points near Earth’s orbit.
The Lagrangian Points: of L2, L4 and L5 are locations relatively close to Earth, which provide stable orbits for building hubs to assist in lunar, deep-space and asteroid exploratory missions.
Links & Resources:
University of Hawaii Manoa Small-Satellite Program Selected for NASA launch
University of Hawaii innovation article about UH College of Engineering Satellite Program – by: Jolyn Okimoto Rosa
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Please view this window into the future, with a marvelous video of a low Earth orbit (LEO). Watch in full view mode, with the volume turned up.
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