On Tuesday, a group of parents literally stepped into the world of tomorrow at the Deutsches Museum Nürnberg — a museum of the future. Over three levels we explored different themes from work and life, body and mind to time and space and how life might look like in years to come.
There were a lot of projects showing current research and science as well as utopian and dystopian portrayals of the future from literature , film and art. For all James Bond fans out there, Sean Connery’s escape with a jet pack in Thunderball is one of the entertaining reminders how we imagined the future over 50 years ago.
It was certainly a thought provoking visit that inspires the debate over the opportunities offered by various technologies but also the potential risks and consequences for our life as we know it. Definitely worth a visit, especially with older children and everyone interested in science and fiction, technology and space. And a tip for Santa: There is also a great shop in the museum with lots of ideas to get children excited about science and technology.
Thank you to the PTO for making this happen, it was a wonderful morning spent in great company. We are looking forward to the next PTO outing in November to Bamberg. Make sure to book your space.