Salvador Dalí ( Spanish, 1904 - 1989 )
"A person will no longer wear a watch on the wrist. The roads upon which we travel will be full of such information. Computerized movable roads on which not only time but space will be summarized. Space and time will become a single continuum. They will blend into a soft, flexible new reality . . . as in the famous Salvador Dalí soft watches. Perfect!" Dalí suggests the fusion of space and time into a universe that emulates one of his most celebrated paintings, The Persistence of Memory (1931). His recognizable "soft watches" signify the fluidity of time in a world of free-flowing, ever-present information. To the lower right, an angelic figure contemplates the path stretching ahead of him, an expanding network of numbers.