A Heliopoli Lexicon, Part I

Untitledfuture: the time that is to come, days, months or years ahead.

futurity: the quality or state of being in or of the future.

pedway: a moving sidewalk, or “slidewalk,” commonly a long, wide strip of rubber moving along a series of rollers and motorized, used as a form of public transportation.

uniped: a mode of transportation comprised of a single wheel with footrests to either side, retractable by a single arm into a backpack-like apparatus, based on a design by Syd Mead.

optimism: the tendency to take the most hopeful or cheerful view of matters or to expect the best outcome.

architectonic: having structure or design of a kind thought of as architectural.

futoria: (conflation of historia [Latin, history] and future) a future history; an aesthetic or series of designs to depict the future, created at various times in the past; any of a series of past visions of the future (see Museum of Futoria).

dream: a sequence of sensations, images, thoughts, etc., passing through a sleeping person’s mind; a fanciful vision of the conscious mind.