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Old July 8th, 2011, 08:39 AM   #261
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I can only imagine the maintenance costs for infrastructure in these future cities..
By the by, that's another point on the plus side. If you have flying cars, you hardly need any infrastructure for them.
Besides, there suddenly will be MUCH more room for passengers and streetlife.
It will be awesome.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 04:16 PM   #262
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Some unlikely immages:


http://forum.i3d.net/attachments/mai...sseffect21.jpg


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http://www.infernodevelopment.com/Ar...t_City_III.jpg


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Old July 9th, 2011, 04:21 PM   #263
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To big but worth watching!:
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Old July 10th, 2011, 07:58 AM   #264
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By the by, that's another point on the plus side. If you have flying cars, you hardly need any infrastructure for them.
Besides, there suddenly will be MUCH more room for passengers and streetlife.
It will be awesome.
what about trains and buses?
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Old July 20th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #265
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^ You mean flying busses? Sure, why not. But there still will also be trains on the ground, of course. Maglevs, at least.


More fascinating Deviantart:


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http://jacobcharlesdietz.deviantart....e%20city&qo=21
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Old July 20th, 2011, 01:45 PM   #266
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Big fat futuristic city panorama:


http://rich35211.deviantart.com/art/...e%20city&qo=22


http://aksu.deviantart.com/art/Inner...e%20city&qo=19



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Old July 22nd, 2011, 07:31 PM   #267
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A futuristic version of the current Cape Town, South Africa:







Taken from the series:

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Old July 28th, 2011, 01:48 PM   #268
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Great! I never got to watch Charlie Jade as it's not aired in Europe. Did you watch it and can you recommend to do so?


Those visions look pretty dystopian. I'm always wondering why so many displays are featured in future city visions. It's not like I'd want all metropolises paved with annoying commercial screens...
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Old July 28th, 2011, 02:16 PM   #269
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These photos are ace. The future can't come soon enough.

Edit: And Mass Effect is a superbly crafted experience. But what makes it stand out for me, as a masterful piece of entertainment, is the craftsmanship in the architecture. I gladly accept Biowares version of the future!
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Old July 28th, 2011, 04:25 PM   #270
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I guess why there are no actual buildings in any of the futuristic cities... after all, a lot of the constructions from many centuries ago are still here for us to enjoy, ...
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Old July 28th, 2011, 05:46 PM   #271
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Great! I never got to watch Charlie Jade as it's not aired in Europe. Did you watch it and can you recommend to do so?


Those visions look pretty dystopian. I'm always wondering why so many displays are featured in future city visions. It's not like I'd want all metropolises paved with annoying commercial screens...
I'm actually watching it at the moment...I've finished episode three, so I've definitely got to watch a bit more before being able to offer judgement
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 04:13 PM   #272
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post #3 has an image from Bladerunner, but yeah it would be nice to see more

Metropolis:
the second is from Metropolis, the first picture is from a movie called 'Just imagine' . officially the first AND last SF-musical ever made, lol. terrible movie, great future new york though..
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Old January 13th, 2012, 12:42 AM   #273
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Kind of disappointing to see the same images over and over again.

One thing that isn't reflected in these images is the move towards green buildings incorporating greater plant life in cities and the move towards renewable energies (e.g. solar/wind) and sustainable cities.

People increasingly don't want to live in concrete jungles anymore. They want parks, greenery and fresh air. All the pics on here are wastelands of concrete, steel and smog.

Green cities will more than likely be more the norm in the future:

[IMG]http://t2.************/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRt0foAPsWl33L1WupXDdYVrPyEU0781wputar6sUu2EG6dezoT[/IMG]

[IMG]http://t1.************/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQA5wh5EvDVhVfZnnxdQ3FDtRxZ7FJmNH9favAb5bz-iW5_aeiZeQ[/IMG]

Technologies are also being developed to capture energy on building tops and even as applied paints or on windows.

To many people also seem to be thinking in two dimensions only (i.e street level activity and vertical activity). I think we will at some stage in the future see more three dimensional cities where large skyscrapers are linked creating several platforms/street levels (sort of like in the Japanese anime movie - Metropolis). This is particularly so as skyscrapers are difficult to demolish, so if you're running out of space, just use them as a base to start expanding across the open space between skyscrapers.

[IMG]http://t3.************/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTgs2b96pV00mPWE_iqeu-JmKBstYsTp1M6HsuaBvTC9dTyQikQ[/IMG]





New construction techniques and materials will also see huge changes. Witness the 30 storey skyscraper recently built in China in just 15 days.
Prefab skyscrapers may become more the norm in future as a result:

[IMG]http://t0.************/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSYkosuM2YRTMasYTMJbjafhSgSDto56r3AxnA9N9KdTQZButPb[/IMG]

Whats to rule out the ocean as well? Particularly with human population growth to see over 10b people by 2050, lack of land and "potentially" rising ocean waters. There are already people looking at sea cities or ocean scrapers:

[IMG]http://t1.************/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ8YPmjhS26dydI2qI7-IpzmjxHUxrWFPLl1KI7sYXhV59Q4fA2[/IMG]

[IMG]http://t1.************/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQM9j79HLFj5ctu-MY6-a1DATN9Rto0SQXasChtt425Evo2kd76SA[/IMG]

Heck, carbon nanotubes may one day be produced on an industrial scale at low prices enabling supertall buildings built with the lightest/strongest material known to man. Such superstructures would have their own internal transport system. It would also enable roads/railways such as these to be built:

[IMG]http://t3.************/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTiqmYdq4-lIcC4pxWLHPImScySQv-7q91qeNJBX0aO_YsTOKCl_Q[/IMG]

There have already been some plans drawn up for carbon nanotube superstructures in Japan (See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimizu_Mega-City_Pyramid). The Shimizu megacity pyramid:

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Old January 19th, 2012, 04:55 AM   #274
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Old January 25th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #275
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The 50's are known for their future thinking. some immages I've found from that time:

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Old January 25th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #276
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Old January 10th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #277
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Future New York (especially Houdson Yards), future Shanghai and future Chonquing will look very close like this visions I think.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #278
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Always liked the look of the future in halo
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Old January 13th, 2013, 01:18 AM   #279
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Here is a artwork I did for a friend of mine which is sort of like a futurist like city but it's more like a alien city called Kalaishi City http://oceanrailroader.deviantart.co...et=72#/d5hg7wf In this artwork there are flying cars and stuff.

And here is a photo of my model City of Diamond City which is more like a fantasy vison of what people in the 1920's and 1930's thought of what the future would look like in the year 2000 http://oceanrailroader.deviantart.co...et=72#/d5fjg3q
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Old January 18th, 2013, 01:19 AM   #280
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I've just seen 2012's version of Total Recall, and it's impressive because of the futuristic urban landscapes! it's a must-see for everyone who likes this thread!
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