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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10 Comments on "A Continent Made Of Plastics"

  1. DeepCough | Aug 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm |

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

  2. DeepCough | Aug 23, 2011 at 8:40 am |

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

  3. 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.

  4. Yay for civilization and technological progress!

  5. Anarchy Pony | Aug 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm |

    Yay for civilization and technological progress!

  6. How reassuring.

  7. How reassuring.

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