Alexis Madrigal: “United Arab Emirates advisor Noah Raford posted this amazing photograph on Twitter of what Dubai looks like as the fog rolls in. Wow. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a city look more like “the future” than this one at this moment.”
If you squint hard enough, you might just be able to see Lando Calrissian bargaining with Darth Vader over the fate of Han Solo. It actually just dawned on me that if Tokyo was the archetype of the futuristic urban landscape in the 80s, surely Dubai has become that in the aughts.