Nothing makes a person more modest about future speculations than Retro Future. Want proof? Here is a 1958 video entitled "Magic Highway USA". No, they didn't anticipate traffic jams or feminism (can you find all the male chauvinist details?), the sheer optimism is just overwhelming: "It will be our magic carpet to new hopes, new dreams and a better way of life, for the future" (Yes, they're talking about highways here).
This video brings a good context to clear up some of our own misunderstandings: I've noticed many people think on our Next Nature project is about the 'future'. I have to disappoint them: It is not (at least, not really). The aim of our project is to re-investigate our relation with Nature. Culturally emerged nature is not something that exists in the future only; it exists today and -although we did not perceive it as such- it already existed in the past. I believe the best way to anticipate the future is to understand the present. But first things first: Enjoy the Retro Future.