The Guggenheim Has a Site Where Users Can Invest in Possible Futures

By: Cadhla Gray - Nov 5, 2015
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The iconic Guggenheim Museum is modernizing with its first online exhibition that lets people invest in future technologies. The exhibit is called 'Åzone Futures Market' and is an entirely immersive and interactive experience.

Upon entering the site, visitors receive 10,000Å of the "local currency" that can be used to invest in different futures like 'Decriminalizing Drugs' or 'Bloodless War.' Instead of trading with money though, participants trade with information or articles on the subjects. The more people who trade and share that information, the more coins the initial informant receives. In this way, the online exhibition acts as a research hub for the future.

Museums are experts at history, which makes keeping up with the future hard, let alone staying ahead of it. However, what better museum to successfully modernize than the Guggenheim.