School of the Arts: What are you thinking about now?
Daan Roosegaarde: In the 1970s, people were curious about the future. We went to the moon, we watched The Jetsons, Buckminster Fuller worked on magical domes. Yet today it seems we are scared of the future: robots will take over our jobs, we have viruses. But if we cannot imagine the future, we will not get there.
First we have to imagine, and only then we can engineer, construct, and create. The future is not 5% less worse. It is something new. What? Let's find out. If I can create artworks that trigger curiosity for the future — not fear — that would make me happy. How can we all be more curious?