ARNOLD ARRE Filipino Fantasy Artist

Manila in the Future

Manila in the Future – Scenario 1 (2010)

The Philippines in the Future, scenario 1 (2010)

This is how I envision much of Manila will look like if graft and corruption prevails. In this scene, people in power have already bought most of the land to sustain their family dynasties, forcing the masses to live 200 feet below the ground in networks of sewage systems. In fact most of the generations will be born underground and will have no idea what sunshine and the surface of the earth looks like. It will also be a dumping ground for obsolete gadgets. Food scooped from dump sites discarded by factories and companies is delivered underground via mass service elevator systems. It is a nightmare vision that hopefully will never happen.

Published in Uno Magazine, 2010