Dublin in 2050

Posted by The Skibbereen Eagle | October 7, 2017 0

Is this what Dublin will look like in 2050 or has somebody been jet lagged in Dubai?

The one thing we definitely know about future spotting is we normally get it wrong. Remember when Back to the Future predicted we’d have flying cars by October 21, 2015? That was awkward. Now, one business group have predicted what they think Dublin will look like in the year, 2050.

I have my doubts about their vision of Dubai on the Liffey.  Iconic Dublin areas such as Grand Canal Dock and Merrion Square are transformed by skyscrapers, while Connolly Station looks incredible as magnetic levitation trains depart.

The business group, Dublin Chamber based the result on the answers given by 20,000 Dubliners to its Great Dublin Survey, which was carried over the summer months.

So what will Dublin be like in the year 2050? Dublin Chamber asked more than 20,000 people how they want the city to evolve over the coming decades. The following video is a provocative snapshot of what they said.

On the other hand cynics would say we can’t even get bus drivers, train drivers and LUAS drivers to stop going on strike. The Garda are addicted to breakfast rolls and disappearing. The Taoiseach has a fetish for socks, telling everyone they’re rich and leaving the country while he does nothing. Politicians are puppets run by businessmen and homeless families, drug addicts and crime stats have never been higher.

And THIS is only Dublin 2017 ! God only knows what it’ll be like in 33 years time?

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