All of your favorite Carl Sagan disciples and TED Talk hosts gather together to build an interactive theme park. This theme park allows you to step into the future by testing out the next wave of technological innovations before anyone else. No, it’s not a dream, it’s the Worlds Fair Nano, and it’s a very real thing. In fact, it’s a thing that you can actually buy tickets to, right now.
The two-day festival features a mix of talks (one talk is even by a “sentient robot”) art installations, musical performances, tech demos, and enough food trucks to keep you fueled all day long. If the concept sounds familiar, that’s because it’s spearheaded by Worlds Fair USA.
The 1964 New York City World’s Fair was an epic, year-long event that took over Flushing Meadows Park in Queens with over 140 different pavilions and was attended by over 80 different countries — 37 of which were hosts. For many attendees, the fair was their first opportunity to interact with the first computer technologies.
Fast forward to the 2017 nano fair, and attendees will have an opportunity to pilot drones, experience virtual reality, race electric skateboards, check out the world’s first flying cars, and demo hundreds of futuristic innovations.
Ultimately, the nano fair is an effort to bring attention and excitement back to the Worlds Fair. The creators of the nano fair hope to use the two-day Brooklyn-based festival to spark the enthusiasm needed to get the support to grow into a proper six-month-long event, eventually bringing it back to New York City for the first time since 1964.
Located in a glass-cased convention center, the future experience will be entirely immersive. Music and art installations will send attendees into stimulation overdrive in the best possible way. You will even get a chance to taste the future with Soylent — the real deal meal replacement from our Sci-Fi dreams.
The Brooklyn nano fair will open Saturday, September 16th at 10 a.m. and will close on Sunday September, 17th at 6 p.m. Ticket prices range between $45 and $350, offering accommodations ranging from general admission to VIP access.
If you snag yourself some VIP tickets, you will get to attend a special cocktail event where you will be able to meet the exhibitors, enter the fair an hour early (no lines!), and get a bunch of high-tech swag.
To check out the schedule, browse speakers, brands, participating partners, or to buy your early bird discounted tickets, check out their website. Support your future by supporting the Worlds Fair Nano.