Wow! The Future is calling!

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Wow! The Future is calling! Pernilla Frid & Cornelius Holtorf


Wow! The Future is calling! Copyright Š 2021. Text & illustrations: Pernilla Frid & Cornelius Holtorf. All rights reserved. www.lnu.se/en/unescochair The making of this book was financed by Linnaeus University through the UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures. We would like to thank the Heritage Futures project (2015-2019) directed by Rodney Harrison (UCL) and all its members for support and inspiration. Thanks to Annalisa Bolin for language editing. The ideas and opinions expressed in this book are not necessarily those of UNESCO and do not imply any commitment by the Organization.

United Nations Educational, ScientiďŹ c and Cultural Organization

UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures, Linnaeus University, Sweden


Hi! One day the Future called

Wow! The Future is calling! Pernilla Frid & Cornelius Holtorf


Hi! I’m Wow!

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My name is Try! Easy to remember. Just Try.

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If, Wow, and Try are best friends. Now and forever. If loves when everything is always the same. Wow loves when something is different. Try likes trying anything.


Ooops. I dropped a stone.

I’m If! I collect stones. Stones rock! They last forever and never change.

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Hi!

A new stone. That’s good for my collection.

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Howdy! Hello!

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If has a big sister called Variety. I love you, If, because we’re different, says Variety.

I’m Variety!


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Have you seen a stone that sticks out? Say it out loud and let Variety know!

If’s stones take up all the space. It makes Variety sad. All stones look the same.

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What if the bus goes backwards?

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Wow - a bus!

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Oh no, If doesn’t like surprises.

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One day, If, Wow, and Try see a bus without a driver.


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Where do you think the bus is heading? Can a bus go anywhere?


The bus is speeding up. Suddenly, Wow’s phone starts ringing... - Hi, Wow, it’s the Future!

Hi Future!

HELP!

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Wow! The Future is calling!

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The Future told me to try and think in new and different ways.

Wow!

Let’s try!

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If is scared to know nothing about the future. Wow loves not knowing anything. Try to imagine, says Try!


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I want to go home!

Suddenly, the bus stops. If, Wow and Try can see a park.


Wait! What if we get lost in the park?

Wow, I like getting lost. Let’s go in.

SURPRISE PARK

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WARNING! THIS PARK BELONGS TO THE FUTURE

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This will be fun!

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Have you ever found a surprise in a park?


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Come on, If, let’s keep discovering things!

Hold on, I need to label the stones I love so they don’t get lost.

By the way. Don’t worry. I found a new stone for you.

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PROMISE! THIS POND IS GOING TO BELONG TO THE PAST

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It’s getting late. Wow’s phone starts ringing.

- Hi, Wow, it’s the Future! I’m so glad you’re exploring the park. Can you imagine how the park may change into something else?

How long have we been here?

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Have you ever lost track of time?

IF


The park slowly fades away. Wow, the park disappeared.

I miss you, park!

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If, if we keep exploring, maybe the future will show us another park.

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Don’t cry, If. The park may be back!

Wh e I fo re hav und e yo Com a u e on talkin been g ! doo ? r.

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If, Wow, and Try realize that they care about the park in the future.


I love this!

First a bus, then a park, and now a beach. Wow! I must be dreaming.

WHY DID I COME HERE?

OPEN ME! THE B EACH IS WA ITING FOR Y OU!

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WELCOME YEAR 2133

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Have you ever seen a talking door? What would you say to it if you found one?


SEVERAL GENERATIONS LATER...

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WELCOME BACK!

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I heard that a long time ago, this beach was a surprise park.

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Shhh... I see something. ...it’s a word.

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Think, How and Go are best friends in the future. They go to the beach every day. One day Think finds a stone.


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What is it? asks How. It says If, says Think. I want to take it home! says Go. If we take the stone home, how can anybody in the future find it? asks How. But we are the future, says Go. Think thinks. It may belong to someone called If, says Think, ...in another future. How? asks How. Let’s go! says Go.


Wow! Maybe the future will call you too. What would you like to talk about with the future? Have you ever left anything behind for the future? Or have you ever taken anything away from the future? Don’t forget to find things and let us know about your discoveries! Good luck and goodbye! If, Wow and Try


Bye


? OPEN ME! THE FUTURE IS WAITING FOR YOU!

If, Wow, and Try are best friends. Now and forever. Think, How, and Go are also best friends. Forever in the future.


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