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Old January 30th, 2010, 03:46 PM   #901
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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:56 AM   #902
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Personally, I don't think NYC is very futuristic. It may have some futuristic buildings, but a lot of them are quite old but have plenty of character.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:50 PM   #903
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Personally, I don't think NYC is very futuristic. It may have some futuristic buildings, but a lot of them are quite old but have plenty of character.
that's why i put NYC at #5 in the first place. i agree with you that NYC has lots of old buildings / skyscrapers. but i based my final decision on my last visit. (times square area, big parts of midtown etc.).
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Old February 1st, 2010, 01:33 AM   #904
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that's why i put NYC at #5 in the first place. i agree with you that NYC has lots of old buildings / skyscrapers. but i based my final decision on my last visit. (times square area, big parts of midtown etc.).
That's ok. It wasn't necessarily directed at you. I think that NY has a combination of old and new and is rightful of its 5th placing on your list.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #905
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The most futurist of Latin America is Sao Paulo.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #906
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that's why i put NYC at #5 in the first place. i agree with you that NYC has lots of old buildings / skyscrapers. but i based my final decision on my last visit. (times square area, big parts of midtown etc.).
Wouldn't that logic suggest that New York should go in #100 place, or something like that? Do they even have 100% fibre optic or free wi-fi over the whole metro? Lots of cities around the world are far further down the tech road than New York.
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Probably Dubai in terms of architecture

NYC in terms of urban planning
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Old February 9th, 2010, 06:55 AM   #908
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Wouldn't that logic suggest that New York should go in #100 place, or something like that? Do they even have 100% fibre optic or free wi-fi over the whole metro? Lots of cities around the world are far further down the tech road than New York.
I'm pretty sure they are 100% fiber optic. And why is it a requirement for free wifi? It's an unneccesary expense for the city to manage, not to mention it cuts into the bottom line of tax paying corporations like Verizon, ATT, and who ever is NYC's cable provider.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 01:43 PM   #910
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I'm pretty sure they are 100% fiber optic. And why is it a requirement for free wifi? It's an unneccesary expense for the city to manage, not to mention it cuts into the bottom line of tax paying corporations like Verizon, ATT, and who ever is NYC's cable provider.
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Wouldn't that logic suggest that New York should go in #100 place, or something like that? Do they even have 100% fibre optic or free wi-fi over the whole metro? Lots of cities around the world are far further down the tech road than New York.
generally speaking, no. maybe you are right about the whole city, but i'm quite sure big parts of NYC provide everything you need. and this thread is about the most futurisitc city and not most modern / highteched city! it's about how you feel, the atmosphere, the surrounding, the lighting, the architecture in general. what you mean: imagine a small city with crappy old houses, where the NSA is having its headquarters. lol. but this doesn't make the city a futuristic one, if you know what i mean...
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Old February 9th, 2010, 05:27 PM   #911
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Brasilia was such a city in the 60's, but now I would say Dubai tops the list of cities with the most superlatives of everything. However, as a great city of the future I would prefer more liveable places like Krakow, Toronto, Portland Oregon etc.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 09:56 AM   #914
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Old February 10th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #916
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generally speaking, no. maybe you are right about the whole city, but i'm quite sure big parts of NYC provide everything you need. and this thread is about the most futurisitc city and not most modern / highteched city! it's about how you feel, the atmosphere, the surrounding, the lighting, the architecture in general. what you mean: imagine a small city with crappy old houses, where the NSA is having its headquarters. lol. but this doesn't make the city a futuristic one, if you know what i mean...
I suppose I don't equate futuristic to mean a place where I feel like I'm in a world capital. I consider those to be very different things.

I still don't think anything in Europe, Asia, or America touches Japan. Taking into account cutting edge design, architecture, adoption of machinery/robots/technology, and innovations/adoption by society of these things, cumulatively I put Japanese cities head and shoulders above the rest.

1. Tokyo
2. Yokohama
3. Osaka
4. Kyoto
5. Kobe
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Old February 11th, 2010, 10:42 PM   #918
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1) Tokyo
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TOKYO NO DOUBT!!

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New York is definitely not "futuristic", and that's why I love it.

Shanghai is not "futuristic" either. It's a lot like New York, in that it's an eclectic mix of new (post-WWII) skyscrapers and renovated pre-WWII buildings (like the buildings on the Bund), as well as pockets of charming older districts.

The term "futuristic" is in itself an anachronism. It conjures images that dominated mid-20th century science fiction literature and films, but that would today be considered an outdated fantasy littered with lots of impracticalities.

Dubai is a city built on these outdated principles, and that's why the whole city is an over-hyped urban planning tragedy.
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