Is this the future of East St. Louis?

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(KTVI) – An artist has created a picture of what East St. Louis may look like in the year 2043; it isn’t pretty.  The image depicts the town as a slum of dilapidated buildings covered in filth and surrounded by mud.  The image was posted to twitter by an account calling itself, “<a href=””>The Future</a>.” The image of East St. Louis posted to twitter has been re-tweeted over 500 times.  

Other images posted by the account show projections of a sleek, sparkling modern future in places like Chicago, Paris and even the Grad Canyon.  East St. Louis and Detroit seem to be the exceptions.