What does the Future look like? We put that question to the finalists in the Design + Photography category of the 2012 Ultrabook Blogster Awards, requesting they source or create a Visual Response to the word ‘Future’. Vote for your favourite.

SUBMITTED BY WEATHER CHAT
“Pixelated, triangulated landscapes. The future needs no explanation.”

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SUBMITTED BY COLLECTTHEWORLD
Thinking about the future usually makes me think about space. Thinking about space tends to freak me out, so I don’t really like to do that. One thing I do like to do is superimpose cosmic backgrounds onto my photographs. So here you go; some shots that may alleviate your fear of the future (i.e. earth’s eventual fiery death) by rousing some aesthetic pleasure for your eyeballs. Photos were taken with my Lumix GF-1 and edited in good ol’Microsoft paint.”

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SUBMITTED BY THE ROAD IS HOME
“A picture of my daughter taking her very first breath. The new generation of people. If we can raise them thoughtfully, lovingly, with knowledge of our past generations mistakes and a love for the earth the future will be brighter.”

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SUBMITTED BY FIVE WORDS
“It’s pretty easy to get caught up in your daily grind, whether it’s working a job you hate or cramming for that exam. Shake it off and think of the big picture. Your future is right now. Five Words attempts to inspire and motivate its audience, in literally five words. This piece is no different, reminding you that it’s time to grab a hold of your future. After all, we can’t just sit around and wait for our dreams to happen.”

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SUBMITTED BY AQUABUMPS
“To me the future is about the escape. We are so connected with social networks and gadgets that continually link us all, sometimes a little too much. This image to me shows disconnect…and somewhere we all need to spend more time in the future.”

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SUBMITTED BY DREAMLAND CIRCUS
“Postcards from the future. Is this what our streets will look like in 10, 20, 50 years? Imagination, inspiration from the past, and innovation combined for a brighter future.”

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SUBMITTED BY YEAH, I’VE HEARD OF HIM
“I’m not interested in the future- that’s why I document the present so I can re-live my past. And to me, its more interesting to preserve the past so in the future I have those split seconds of time, captured, displayed and remembered for myfuture. This image represents looking back at the roads travelled – and gives meaning to the adventures to come.”

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You’re invited to vote in all the Blogster Awards categories. Find your favourites: Music Finalists review Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”, Food Finalists review their breakfast, Tech + Media + Culture Finalists consider who they’d want to bring back as a hologram and Fashion Finalists provide a brief history of style purchases.