A Continent Made Of Plastics

Taken from a 1940 issue of Fortune, a rendering of a map of an imaginary future continent, ‘Synthetica’, composed of synthetic materials and plastic debris. This is our magical future. Via Strange Maps:

“On this broad but synthetic continent of plastics, the countries march right out of the natural world – that wild area of firs and rubber plantations, upper left – into the illimitable world of the molecule. It’s a world boxed only by the cardinal points of the chemical compass – carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen. Rayon is a plastic island off the Cellulose coast, with a glittering night life.”

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  • DeepCough

    With all the plastic bottles and other trash already polluting the high seas, I’m surprised this continent hasn’t popped up yet.

  • DeepCough

    With all the plastic bottles and other trash already polluting the high seas, I’m surprised this continent hasn’t popped up yet.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZGM2JWSQQN3MBE7FBT2M22RLG4 golchab

      There was that one fellow who made his floating islan from collection of empty bottles and refuse. I can’t justify that search on my work time card though.

    • Andrew
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZGM2JWSQQN3MBE7FBT2M22RLG4 golchab

    There was that one fellow who made his floating islan from collection of empty bottles and refuse. I can’t justify that search on my work time card though.

  • Wanooski

    Yay for civilization and technological progress!

  • Anarchy Pony

    Yay for civilization and technological progress!

  • Andrew
  • guest11

    How reassuring.

  • guest11

    How reassuring.

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