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Old September 23rd, 2007, 08:16 PM   #581
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yeah u got a problem with that.Dubai is the future check out burj dubai,damac heights,al burj,burj al alam to name a few here is a simple example http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...338606&page=12
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 09:34 AM   #582
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Im guessing the title is asking most futuristic city overall....not just "hey we have some cool looking tall buildings"....
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 12:45 PM   #583
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can anyone tell me why Tokyo that dense but seems not too crowd in transportation
Beijing has very wide roads all over the city
but it is always crowded with so many cars
just because Toky has a lot of lines of subway?
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 06:38 PM   #584
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1) Shanghai
2) Hong Kong
3) Tokyo

4) Taipei
5) Toronto
6) Beijing
7) Seattle
8) Shenzhen
9) Sydney
10) Dubai
TORONTO??? WTH
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Old October 4th, 2007, 08:10 PM   #585
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TORONTO??? WTH
It made me chuckle as well.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 05:29 AM   #586
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The most futuristic city is no doubt Tokyo.

Everything is automated.

I was at the airport taking a piss in one of the toilets and after I finished the toilet thanked me for taking a piss and instructed me to wash my hands.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 03:06 AM   #587
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some asian city i guess....probably HK though Shanghai just might be in a few years but now theres still alot of poverty there...european cities are,at least with their transport systems and roads very futuristic too(not the cities themselves though),in europe the most futuristic probably is Rotterdam..and obviously Dubai is another city which is very futuristic indeed!
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Old October 6th, 2007, 03:10 AM   #588
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I definitely vote for Tokyo. Everything from going to the bathroom and travelling in the city is quite futuristic.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 07:17 AM   #589
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Tokyo Agreed.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #590
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Upcoming Futuristic City:

Seoul, Korea
Shangai, China
Dubai, UAE

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Old October 6th, 2007, 07:44 PM   #591
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The most futuristic city is no doubt Tokyo.

Everything is automated.

I was at the airport taking a piss in one of the toilets and after I finished the toilet thanked me for taking a piss and instructed me to wash my hands.

Thats not futuristic, its souless and pretty useless.

The future is humanism - interaction between a human and the built environment. Therefore, I think it is more futuristic to take a piss on a tramp. He wont thank you for it, but he will tell you to **** off. That is real inner-city interaction!
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Old October 12th, 2007, 06:55 AM   #592
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Tokyo wins this one though HK is not far behind
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Old October 12th, 2007, 08:34 AM   #593
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For me, I think there's no such thing as futuristic at this time, maybe on it's look. But at this time of world's development trend, everyone wants to compete each other who has better and modern development or to have a futuristic appeal, unless i can say that is uniquely and isolatedly futuristic city if it carries like say the whole city using flying cars already, that is a sign that it was already in the age of futuristic generation.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 11:36 AM   #594
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For me, I think there's no such thing as futuristic at this time, maybe on it's look. But at this time of world's development trend, everyone wants to compete each other who has better and modern development or to have a futuristic appeal, unless i can say that is uniquely and isolatedly futuristic city if it carries like say the whole city using flying cars already, that is a sign that it was already in the age of futuristic generation.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 01:08 PM   #595
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That is not futuristic to me, you haven't get my point.... My basis of futuristic city if you can picture the "Back To The Future", it's a fiction but that's how illustrate it.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 03:20 PM   #596
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Seoul, Korea
Shangai, China
Dubai, UAE
Well, after Tokyo , there are thousands of other Japanese cities waiting in line, then followed by Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong, etc.

I don't think Dubai is "futuristic", but yes I can say Dubai is the most exciting city in the world !
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Old October 15th, 2007, 08:04 AM   #597
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Chongqing reminds me of Montreal geographically but has a Manhattan style skyline.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 12:52 PM   #598
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The most futuristic city is no doubt Tokyo.

Everything is automated.

I was at the airport taking a piss in one of the toilets and after I finished the toilet thanked me for taking a piss and instructed me to wash my hands.
ROFL. How eloquently put.

I'd be pretty amazed by a toilet thanking me for my piss as well.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 06:56 PM   #599
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That's the kind of thing that belongs more to a mental institution...sort of "don't forget to wash your hands, because germes can carry diseases"


After 30 pages, most people just say the name of the city that reminds them of bright lights and fancy skyscrapers. It seems to me that 90% of the respondants are confusing the adjective "futuristic" with the idea that Sci-Fi movies gave us. We are not talking about what cities most ressemble the Cloud City from Star Wars or anything like that.

My suggestion is to broaden the criteria to things like the lowest percentage of urban population living in poverty (this leaves many of the world's major cities out), the most efficient public transportation systems, the most prepared city to handle natural disasters, energy-efficiency, the ratio of CO2 emmisions to number of inhabitants, etc... Also, a city is not a playground of millionnaires, what good is a city for if most of the people who live there are those who bought luxury apartments? The engine of a developed city is its middle-class, a city where there is a widening gap between super-rich and people in poverty is not example of futurism whatsoever.

So try to make a more balanced and well-thought choice, rather than just firing away the first name that pops into your heads.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #600
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You argue that a widening gap between rich and poor is not an example of futurism, yet, isn't that the exact trend of most cities and indeed the world in the past, oh, one hundred years?
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