The future is overwhelming

We live at an important time in the history book of humanity. So much is changing around us, for better or worse. Just think of how much has changed since you were a kid and you’ll start to feel really old (shoutout to the Sony Walkman). Now imagine how much more is going to change in the coming decades.

The future can be overwhelming to think about when we’re constantly bombarded with bad news, bold predictions, and overhyped creations. I feel overwhelmed by it too. My goal is simple: I want to make the future less scary for all of us.

What is Year 2049?

Year 2049 is a weekly comic series about our life in the future based on real stories from today. Through this work, I want to achieve 2 things:

  1. Amuse: Comics are a fun and visual way to communicate stories. There are great books and articles talking about the future, but what if we went a bit further and painted a picture of what that world could look like?

  2. Inform: The unknown is scary which is why thinking about the future can make us feel uncomfortable. For that reason, I’m sharing the real story behind each comic and discussing the good and the bad.

I’m covering all topics including technology, climate, science, food, and anything in between (feel free to send me recommendations!). You’ll receive a comic and the real story behind it every Friday.

Meet Vic and Tori

Every story needs a hero. Lucky for us, we have two.

Through the eyes of Vic and Tori, you’ll get a glimpse of what our life could look like in the future. Vic wears his heart on his sleeve and can’t keep up with the ever-changing world around him. His reactions make us pause and question our so-called “progress” and remind us of how crazy the world can be. Tori is the voice of reason we all need: her calmness and knowledge of the world are reassuring and make us less scared of the unknown. She’s also the super-smart friend you want by your side at all times.

This is not a sci-fi series: every comic will be based on a real story, event, or discovery from today that could affect our future.

Meet me!

I’m Fawzi Ammache and I’m the puppet master behind the scenes. I’m just a guy trying to better understand the world around him and share any interesting things I learn with people who are just as curious.

When I’m not working on Year 2049, I’m a UX Designer helping companies create digital products that add value to people’s lives. You can learn more about me here.

Step into the time machine

If you’ve read everything so far, thank you. You’re awesome.

I hope you’ll join me on the journey to learn more about our life in the future. Together, we can become more informed and have fun while we’re doing it!

Much love,

Fawzi