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Old July 21st, 2009, 12:18 PM   #841
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of course, it's Tokyo!
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 10:17 AM   #842
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Tokyo is the city of TODAY! not the FUTURE! as there is a concern that declining of japanese population and late marriage may harm the future growth. also, predicted that in 2030, the japanese population will become half of today's.

so, i can't see tokyo will be the city of the future...

and Dubai...? having great skyscrapers and world's largest man-made island will not grant any city to be 'futuristic'

unless if you are too shallow judging a city by its skyline.....
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 11:00 AM   #843
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I guess it's going to be Shanghai...
China would be the super power in the years to come.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 12:01 PM   #844
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I don't think that makes a city futuristic. The other day I saw an umbrella vending machine here.
May be not But I was thinking along the lines of "one's future lifestyle" and the way the city functions 'futuristically' - and I think those living in Tokyo get ahead of those in other cities in terms of these two elements, in many ways.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 10:20 PM   #845
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I guess it's going to be Shanghai...
China would be the super power in the years to come.
Only time will tell


Tokyo does look very impressive though.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 05:25 AM   #846
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Old July 24th, 2009, 07:13 AM   #847
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cool videos..
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Old July 24th, 2009, 11:37 AM   #848
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Hey Japanese001, where exactly in Tokyo is the first video taken?
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Old July 25th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #849
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I don't think that makes a city futuristic. The other day I saw an umbrella vending machine here.
You are taking him far too literally.
The point is that technology is probably far more integrated in daily life in Japan than in any other nation.

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Hey Japanese001, where exactly in Tokyo is the first video taken?
Yurikamome Line (an automated guideway transit). Starts at Shimbashi and passes through Shiodome, along Tokyo Bay and over the Rainbow Bridge to Odaiba.
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Old July 27th, 2009, 05:43 AM   #850
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Yurikamome Line (an automated guideway transit). Starts at Shimbashi and passes through Shiodome, along Tokyo Bay and over the Rainbow Bridge to Odaiba.
Yep it's the Yurikamome, from Shinbashi to Toyosu now, via Odaiba (video ends in Odaiba). one of my favorite rides
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Old July 29th, 2009, 07:01 PM   #851
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The Yurikamome Line is one of my least favorite lines...
The box seats are so tiny and the distance between the two facing seats are so short that your knees will most likely hit the seat in front of you, and if there is someone sitting in front of you, your legs will be between the legs of that person...very unpleasant.

The vehicle itself is very tiny that it was like hell when I was commuting on the Yurikamome Line every morning. I prefer taking a bus from Hamamatsu-cho station when I go to Odaiba.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 02:04 PM   #852
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The Yurikamome Line is one of my least favorite lines...
The box seats are so tiny and the distance between the two facing seats are so short that your knees will most likely hit the seat in front of you, and if there is someone sitting in front of you, your legs will be between the legs of that person...very unpleasant.
that's all very true...

I only sit on the Yurikamome if I'm at the front or back seats. Otherwise I stand up and look out the front window, with the kids
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Old August 14th, 2009, 02:11 PM   #853
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as for Most Futuristic City: a neck and neck race between Tokyo and Hong Kong. For decades, directors (eg: Ridley Scott) have chosen Tokyo for inspiration for movies like Blade Runner. And when Mamoru Oshii directed Ghost in the Shell (攻殻機動隊)it looked a lot like Hong Kong.

nice

Shanghai might be next, but I've never been there so I can't say.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #854
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Nobody can predict the future. No point trying. Only time will tell =)
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Old August 14th, 2009, 11:48 PM   #855
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Just some sneak peeks of Tokyo's "futuristic" lifestyle... well at least to me they are pretty futuristic compared to the rest of the world...

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Old August 16th, 2009, 10:57 AM   #856
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Tokyo IS FUTURISTIC! I can't seem to think of any other city that can rival the way technology is integrated so seamlessly into the lives of urban dwellers in Tokyo. I won't be surprised if the first restaurant, first hotel or first service-oriented center to have an all-robot staff would open in Tokyo with the way things are going.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 06:06 PM   #857
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So far I'd say Tokyo just by going on the pics here.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 08:38 PM   #858
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Over the course of the last 43 pages has anybody explained if "futuristic" here means just the overall outlook, meaning, if the city looks gleaming and has a sci-fi movie appeal, it's futuristic?

Or does it mean a city where issues and problems typical of cities are handled and delt with in ways so advanced for our days that most other cities in the planet have not yet been able to do that?

Because there can be a huge difference.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 11:15 AM   #859
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You're losing your time...here's just a series of post saying tokyo, dubai, hong kong and where the only arguments are pictures with lit skyscrapers in the night...
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Old August 18th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #860
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