VISION FOR MAINTAINING THE VALUE OF MOBILE LUXURY GOODS*
Sunday · 13 October 2013 · 12:00hrs
Musée du Louvre · Rue de Rivoli · 75001 Paris
Champs-Élysées · Avenue des Champs-Élysées · 75008 Paris
Tour Eiffel · Champ de Mars · 5 Avenue Anatole France · 75007 Paris
Rochus Aust · handbag/mobile telephone/credit card
Fosco Perinti · handbag/mobile telephone/credit card
Florian Zwissler · handbag/mobile telephone/credit card
Markus Aust · handbag/mobile telephone/credit card
Paris 2013: Gangs of thieving children coerced or voluntarily - pounce on the affluent tide of tourists at the Louvre, the Champs-Elysees or in the elevators of the Eiffel tower. In the process, their skill as pick pockets is exploited as much as the fact that they are minors - hence they do not have to pay to get into the cultural institutions and they are protected from appropriate punishment.
Paris 2063: The very same children today they are old, rich and wise now send out their own children to smuggle wallets filled with money, mobile telephones or jewellery into the bags and pockets of people: to good to be true? We have no idea, but the Paris vision offers an equally appealing scenario: in the future all portable objects of value shall be secured by means of a DNA/humidity analysis. If a mobile phone touches the wrong ear, money falls into the wrong hands, jewels adorn an ever so slightly wrong person, all those objects will disintegrate within the shortest space of time. And to avoid theft being used by the jealous as a means of destroying objects of value, the destroyed object will automatically be credited again to the owners account. Incidentally a lovely instrument for fighting speculation and the settlements of assets.