“Super” Future, South Shanghai

Today I went to the far, far southern edges of Shanghai where cabs are a different color and make and large tech companies have set up huge complexes that manufacture tomorrow’s technologies… But the future of China is not so certain, and this Chinese lady was a reminder of that fact:

The reason why the future of China and the world is not so sure is because, in our attempts for advancement, we are destroying our home… This particular area in Shanghai had a ton of factories and construction and smoke stacks which gave off all kinds of odd and scary smells. Seeing and breathing in that much pollution from just one or two factories made the realty of pollution a bit more tangible… It also made this sort of getup pretty necessary:

I thought this biker actually looked quite cool (even though she had some sort of bag on her head), but wouldn’t it be scary to see everyone walking around like this? It’s kind of futuristic looking, but in a post apocalyptic way, and not in a great advanced future kind of way. So if you ever go to the outskirts of Shanghai, remember your mouth/face gear (whatever that may be)… And please do your part to help preserve our home so that in the future such getups will remain cool and optional, not depressing and mandatory.

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