What will be the future like? – this question has kept the mind of mankind occupied for centuries. Many have already tried to answer to this question by describing and drawing the future’s devices, while others have gone so far that they invented and constructed these objects, which are still in use.
During guided tours and presentations of the Night of the Museums, visitors of the Technical Study Store can get acquainted with devices and equipment that meant the future at the time of their creation or which were even considered utopias by contemporaries, like the steam engine, the sound-film, the desktop computer and the jet engine – to name just a few.
The night provides a good opportunity to dream about the future, namely about our would-be everyday objects in 50 years. Visitors are encouraged to test their knowledge on who and when found out our contemporary pieces of equipment and on when they were first used or on who suggested first to design and produce them.
During the night, presentations and lectures reveal how scientists of the past envisaged the future and in what extent and how their ideas were implemented.