Wired magazine’s Found page represents our best guess at what lies over the horizon, from touchscreen windshields to organ farming. Now, we’re inviting readers to help create Found pages: What do you think our world will look like in 10, 20, or 100 years?
Each month, we’ll propose a scenario and present some ideas and concepts. Then it’s up you: Sketch out your vision and upload your ideas (below). We’ll use the best suggestions as inspiration for a future Found page, giving kudos to contributors, and we’ll add our favorite submission to this story.
Your latest assignment: Imagine the future of NASCAR. Will self-repairing cars render pit crews obsolete? Will cars be able to bitch and moan to their drivers, like KITT from Knight Rider? Will Dale Earnhardt VII do his ancestors proud? Will hydrogen engines be prone to explosions and take out several square miles of Daytona Beach?
You can send us your ideas in text form, but we’re keen on getting visual entries. Check out these links to some CC-licensed photos on Flickr of awesome racing scenes to fire up your imagination:
Use the widget below to submit your best idea and vote for your favorite. The image must be your own — submitting it gives us permission to use it on Wired.com and in Wired magazine. Please submit relatively large images (ideal size is 800 to 1,200 pixels, or larger on the longest side). Include a description of your idea and how you made it.
We don’t host the images, so upload it somewhere else and submit a link to it. If you’re using Flickr, Picasa or another photo-sharing site to host your image, provide a link to the image, not to the photo page where it’s displayed. If your photo doesn’t show up, it’s because the URL you have entered is incorrect. Make sure it ends with the image file name (xxxxxxx.jpg).
Check back over the next few weeks to vote on new submissions, and look for an update announcing our favorite.