Scheduled to open this summer, Rio de Janeiro’s new Museum of Tomorrow (Museu do Amanhã) is based around a profound prediction: that the next five decades will contain more changes in science and technology than the previous ten thousand years.

The museum is part of Rio de Janeiro’s plan to further rejuvenate the city ahead of the 2016 Olympics, and will focus on the future of science and technology.

The museum’s content is based around three narrative threads.

The first is the tension between the cosmic sciences, such as astronomy and cosmology, and the earth sciences, such as geology and biology.

The second examines three dimensions of our lives on earth: the history of the formation of matter, the unfolding of the organisation and life, plus the emergence of thought.

And the third aspect focuses on human behaviour and ethics, and will invite visitors to consider how future generations should fairly distribute their resources, and how to deal with pressing global issues such as globalisation.

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