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Old August 15th, 2006, 02:58 AM   #261
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indeed, Seattle is very promising and futuristic city,IMO
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Old August 15th, 2006, 05:46 AM   #262
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It's not necessarily how futuristic a city looks. I'm looking for Microsoft's legacy in the area, such as free public wifi access, donations for technology education in schools, using Seattle as a test bed for new technologies, etc.
True but it's not only happening in Seattle but also The Bay Area as well especially Silicon Valley.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 05:57 AM   #263
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True but it's not only happening in Seattle but also The Bay Area as well especially Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley has a lot of successful and failed companies, but they are nowhere in size as Microsoft, which has Bill Gates' huge charity foundation as a potentially huge community war chest. I doubt any single Silicon Valley company can have such a potentially huge impact on the community as Microsoft.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 06:22 AM   #264
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Silicon Valley has a lot of successful and failed companies, but they are nowhere in size as Microsoft, which has Bill Gates' huge charity foundation as a potentially huge community war chest. I doubt any single Silicon Valley company can have such a potentially huge impact on the community as Microsoft.
True but the successful companies are still bringing economy and technology in the area.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 06:47 AM   #265
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True but the successful companies are still bringing economy and technology in the area.
How are they contributing back to the economy? Are they making everyday lives better, more futuristic and high-tech? Do they have a strong financial backing like the Bill Gates foundation?
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Old August 15th, 2006, 02:13 PM   #266
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Yes they are. Can we move on now?
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Old August 15th, 2006, 07:03 PM   #267
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I gave myself to the work of reading this thread from beggining to end (over 2 days, no patience/time to read it all in one go) and so far I haven't yet an exact definition of what a futuristic city is. I've seen several scattered opinions, but no general consensus of what a futuristic city really is.

It seems to me that the predominant notion is a skyline that looks like something coming out of a sci-fi movie. And why is that futuristic? Because it matches the idea which we think will be futuristic? It just matches old archetypes from the 1960s and 1970s...sure, we progressed a lot from thinking that "in the future, we will live in space stations" but we still consider futuristic everything that has a metal structrue and a glass wrapping with lots of neon lights.

Saying this, I'd like to point out that nobody has yet mentioned Stockholm - a city that looks like it came out of the 1800s but which has one of the most efficient and modern public transportation systems possible and which is the dynamic capital of a modern country. Of course it does not have emblematic skyscrapers, but that's because it is a city with a solid heritage, and in my head futuristic does not mean going over the existing heritage to build constructions which seem futuristic. After all, in the 1960s Moscow was probably considered futuristic

And Oslo has a futuristic edge as well, in 2003 it won a European level prize for the most sustainable city I think. And what to say about Helsinki and Tallinn? The capitals of 2 countries which make common use of internet technology in their daily social, economic and political life? I may be mistaken but I believe it was Estonia to be the first country where a citizen can carry out almost every one of their obligations towards the state through the internet. Pretty futuristic, would you not say?
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Old August 16th, 2006, 05:43 AM   #268
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In Europe, I look at Frankfurt or Paris as futuristic
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Old August 16th, 2006, 05:01 PM   #269
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Northern Europe seems to be more aware of sustainable development. Iceland, for example, is powered by geothermal energy, so Reykjavik is quite futuristic in that regard. Sweden and Finland are home to huge telecom giants and their cellular penetration rates are among the highest in the world.
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Yes, in Scandinavia they managed to reach a very high development level without massive changes to the visible structures. Like I said, if you look at the buildings of Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and such, it does not seem "futuristic" at all, at least not in the sci-fi sense, but their use of the latest technologies, sustainable development, energy savings, etc, puts them on the map of futuristic cities. I think that so far, the most modern train I saw was the Oslo Airport Train.
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Old August 17th, 2006, 07:19 AM   #271
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Exactly. Futurism is a lot more than what the eye can see.
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To some aspects, I find Euro cities more futuristic than US cities! It's more the infrastructure and transportation!
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Old August 17th, 2006, 07:40 AM   #273
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To some aspects, I find Euro cities more futuristic than US cities! It's more the infrastructure and transportation!
The notion of sustainable development is far more engrained in Europe, and infrastructure is one aspect of many that reinforces that idea.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 03:33 PM   #274
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Can someone post pics?
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Old August 20th, 2006, 04:00 PM   #275
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Toronto isn't Futuristic, it looks average (no offence) A say dubai because most of the buildings there where built in the last 10 years.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 05:58 PM   #276
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Shanghai, Tokyo, Dubai, Singapore and New York
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theres some small town in germany where the roads are paved with metal sheets
to make way for maglev cars lol
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theres some small town in germany where the roads are paved with metal sheets
to make way for maglev cars lol
Wow! The future is near! I say 40 years from now cars may all lavitate like the Maglev trains...Hopefully I'm still alive to see such a sight...lol
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What's next, flying cars
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 09:24 AM   #280
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flying cars?? It's dangerous!!
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