1996 Sci-Fi becomes 2012 Reality

Back in 1996 I was commissioned by Daniel Carter at Wired Magazine to illustrate a Science Fiction story that takes place 100 years in the future after sea levels rose from Climate Change and flooded New York City.  At the time we decided on this playful image with a Jet Ski messenger blasting up the rivers of water between the skyscrapers.  The last thing I expected was to see this occur in my lifetime, let alone a mere 16 years later.  The photos in the gallery below show the reality that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York, eerily similar to our fantastical sci-fi illustration.

From left to right, Dustin Todd/Instagram, John Minchillo/AP, and Xinhua Landov BarcroftMedia.

See full post here: PORTO BLOG2012-11-14.