San Francisco After 100 Years Under the New Chinese Regime

These images of San Francisco and the Grand Canyon show possible futures emerging out of an apocalyptic moment when traditional power relationships changed forever. And they're not the only places that have been transformed.

San Francisco After 100 Years Under the New Chinese Regime

Here you can see what's happened to Las Vegas and Los Angeles in the wake of this unnamed upheaval. These images were created by concept artist Adam Paquette, who has done work on films and videogames. I like the way his depictions of Vegas and LA seem almost familiar, because both cities are already verging on apocalyptic. But San Francisco and the Grand Canyon have undergone cultural shifts that make them less recognizable, though in ways that one might expect given the history of both regions.

You can see more of Paquette's brilliant concept art on his website.