What would American cities look like 100 years after human beings have left, with the streets devoid of human life – and beginning to be reclaimed by nature?
DailyMail.com asked ChatGPT to describe our world stricken by a war that led to human extinction, revealing major bustling cities like New York, Los Angeles and Seattle will lay still as vegetation flourishes through the once chaotic streets.
While the chatbot put our future world in text, the AI photo generator Midjourney painted pictures of these abandoned metropolises, showing the concrete jungles transforming into jungles.
Kieron Connolly, author of Abandoned Places and Abandoned Civilizations, says that visions of abandoned cities have a unique power.
‘They leave us unnerved. This isn’t what city life is supposed to look like. Nature is allowed to reclaim the land,’ Connolly said.
ChatGPT writes, ‘In the year 2123, the once-thriving metropolis of Chicago stands as a haunting testament to the passage of time and the resilience of nature.
‘Abandoned by humans a century ago, the Windy City has gradually surrendered its towering skyscrapers, bustling streets, and urban infrastructure to the relentless forces of nature,’ according to ChatGPT
ChatGPT writes, ‘A century into the future, Seattle is a serene testament to nature’s reclamation’
‘Once a bustling metropolis, it now lies in quiet repose, its skyscrapers draped in lush greenery and its streets overgrown with wild flora. The cityscape has seamlessly merged with the surrounding natural landscape, creating a breathtaking fusion of urban and wilderness’
ChatGPT writes, ‘A century hence, Los Angeles is a city of echoes, reclaimed by the relentless march of nature. Its iconic skyline lies in ruins, obscured by the creeping embrace of lush vegetation, and its once-thriving streets have become winding paths through a wilderness of overgrown gardens and wildlife havens’
In the absence of humans, the city of angels has become a sanctuary for nature’s resurgence
ChatGPT writes, ‘A century ahead, Boston stands as a picturesque relic of the past, surrendered to the embrace of nature’s reclamation’
‘Its historic streets, once bustling with activity, now wind through a landscape of moss-covered cobblestones and ivy-draped architecture. In the absence of human presence, Boston has become a tranquil haven where history and nature intertwine.
ChatGPT writes, ‘A century from now, San Francisco is a city reborn, reclaimed by the relentless forces of nature. Its iconic Golden Gate Bridge is now adorned with cascading waterfalls, and the steep hillsides are lush with redwoods and wildflowers.
This abandoned urban landscape has transformed into a breathtaking haven where the wild Pacific meets the city’s enduring spirit
ChatGPT writes, ‘A century into the future, New York City lies in a mesmerizing slumber, surrendered to nature’s tenacity. Once a concrete jungle, its towering skyscrapers now blend seamlessly with the verdant forest canopy that stretches across Manhattan’
In the absence of humans, Central Park has expanded into a thriving wilderness, and the city’s legacy lives on in the whispers of the wind through its abandoned streets’
ChatGPT writes, ‘A century hence, San Antonio is a city caught in the gentle embrace of nature’s reclamation. Its historic sites, like the Alamo, now stand as relics amidst a flourishing landscape of wildflowers and winding creeks’
In the absence of human activity, the city has become a serene sanctuary where history and nature coexist in perfect harmony’
ChatGPT writes, ‘A century into the future, Washington, D.C., stands as a solemn testament to the relentless march of nature reclaiming the seat of power. Its grand monuments and government buildings now crumble beneath a lush canopy of trees, and the once-bustling streets have become serene woodland trails’