yd Mead is a visualiser of the American Dream, taking the year A.D.2000 as his time and place reference. The cluster-pod housing, computer-guided automobiles, walking trucks, three-dimensional laseramas, space worlds and outrageous scenarios are part of a ubiquitous vocabulary for the future. His design strategy is the only one possible for a visual futurist; he shapes the future in order to predict it. Syd Mead's technical conviction and brilliant illustrative finish lend a sense of purpose and heightened reality to the chrome, steel and glass that form these ideas, whether depicting personal transport ideas, urban invention, or imagined megastructures in outer space.