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Old September 20th, 2011, 06:44 PM   #1121
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C'mon guys, don't make this a Dubai vs. Shanghai vs. Tokyo thread.

First of all, how do we define a "futuristic city"?
If we look at sci-fi films, we can see very different approaches:
Coruscant (Star Wars), Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, Fifth Element, Zion (Matrix), etc.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #1122
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I think it should consist out of things like:

-technology that exists within city
-infrastructure
-interior and exterior design
-people of the city
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Old September 20th, 2011, 08:14 PM   #1123
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Both Tokyo and Shanghai are special regions in their specific countries. The Tokyo prefecture covers an area of roughly 2,187 km2, whereas the Shanghai municipality covers an area of 6,340 km2. This makes Shanghai the largest city proper in the world,. Now, some people like to include cities like Yokohoma to what the Japan Statistics Bureau like to refer to as "The Greater Tokyo Area", which I think is insane. If Shanghai included cities like Suzhou to a "Greater Shanghai Area", Tokyo would look tiny. But they don't include Suzhou, which I think is a proper way of thinking. Yokohoma shouldnt be considered part of Tokyo either, it's just stupid.
You obviously don't know enough about the Tōkyō‒Yokohama dynamic (or the interaction between Tōkyō and suburbs in prefectures outside of Tōkyō)... It's completely different from Suzhou‒Shanghai.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #1124
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You obviously don't know enough about the Tōkyō‒Yokohama dynamic (or the interaction between Tōkyō and suburbs in prefectures outside of Tōkyō)... It's completely different from Suzhou‒Shanghai.
I've lived in both Tokyo and Shanghai, and I think both of them are amazing cities, dont get me wrong. But when we're discussing which one is more futuristic I'd definitely go for Shanghai.

I admire the dynamic interaction between Tokyo and its "suburbs", as much as I admire the Shinkansen high speed rail which makes it significantly easy to travel around in Japan. But France for example has even faster high speed rails than Japan, so I wouldnt say that it's a criteria for being futuristic as of 2011.

The distance between Suzhou and Shanghai is waaaaay bigger than Yokohama-Tokyo.

I've said enough, I really dont want to continue this vs vs talk...
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Old September 21st, 2011, 04:53 AM   #1125
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Why was Divineator banned? For disagreeing with someone?
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Old September 21st, 2011, 06:01 AM   #1126
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Old September 21st, 2011, 10:36 AM   #1127
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Thanks for letting me know.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 11:57 AM   #1128
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When I was a kid, I used to buy comic books with Superman/Batman/Fantastic Four. They would have images of cities from the near future, some of them shiny, elevated, with dangerous places, but some of them just peacefully quite and tranquil. Many artists would draw american cities as sometimes utopian, sometimes 'apocalyptic'. Only Tokyo, though, was still the same - glowing 24/7, constant rain, dark alleys, and shady people in trenchcoats. And of course Ginza and Shinjuku as most popular places from this city, they'd always be shown in such a way it'd make you tremble.
25 years later, I'm still a big fan of skyscrapers and technologies and even though I watch cities like Shanghai recapture its former glory, Dubai emerging out of nowhere in just couple of years, it will always be Tokyo and only Tokyo that gives me this ultimate feeling of future, even if their Shinkansens aren't the fastest and their buildings not the highest in the world Tokyo is a true legend and will remain forever.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 01:45 PM   #1129
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he is a re-registered multiprofiles offender.
The point was, what did he offend.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 10:24 PM   #1130
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He is a previous banned troll.

Ok, the case is closed and no need to bring up this subject again!
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 01:46 AM   #1131
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Tokyo is very futuristic. Bape store, Original Fake, Levis Fenom.

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Old September 30th, 2011, 04:51 PM   #1132
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Looks pretty futuristic!

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A clouded vision by xavibarca, on Flickr

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/xavibar...n/photostream/
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 09:41 AM   #1133
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Is there any shanghai video such like tokyo?

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Old October 2nd, 2011, 09:44 AM   #1134
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Japan is a serious radioactive contamination.
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Old October 16th, 2011, 01:31 PM   #1135
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Shanghai 2010, I made it, not very good but not too bad!

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Old October 19th, 2011, 01:17 AM   #1136
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My personal view of futuristic is one that I would like to live in the future. That means it needs to be safe and clean, easy to move around in and incorporates modern technology successfully in a way that it is accessible to all.

Of the cities I have visited this would result in a short list of Tokyo, Singapore, HK and Shanghai.

Shanghai takes fourth spot as although it has impressive skyscrapers and the Maglev, it is still developing and the uptake of new technology by its people is relatively low and still growing.

Of the remainder Tokyo edges out the other two. With space a premium combined with their culture, a lot of thought has goes into the smallest of details which results in innovative solutions that to me appear modern. In the past their style was questionable, for instance the transmission tower which is a taller copy of the Eiffel tower (painted in red and white stripes) but when you see the new equivalent in the Sky Tree you can see they have stepped up.

I get the feeling that Seoul would be a contender too but I've never been there.
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Old October 19th, 2011, 08:28 AM   #1137
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My personal view of futuristic is Japan cities especially Tokyo.(Though Seoul have world fastest IT connecting infrastructure and samrtphone, mobile banking, convenience public transportsystem. but Tokyo absolutely great!!! Clean beauty and trustfull well organization high citizenship....I think dream city is japan's own)
1- Tokyo
2- Singapore
3- Seoul
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Old November 10th, 2011, 01:46 PM   #1138
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Shanghai is beautiful!
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Old November 11th, 2011, 09:39 AM   #1139
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My personal view of futuristic is Japan cities especially Tokyo.(Though Seoul have world fastest IT connecting infrastructure and samrtphone, mobile banking, convenience public transportsystem. but Tokyo absolutely great!!! Clean beauty and trustfull well organization high citizenship....I think dream city is japan's own)
1- Tokyo
2- Singapore
3- Seoul
good choices...my vote goes to 1.Tokyo 2.Seoul 3.Shanghai 4.Singapore...Dubai is....ehhh....forget it
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Old November 13th, 2011, 06:39 PM   #1140
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Tokyo probably takes top spot. I love Tokyo. It only lacks distinctive (epic) futuristic buildings. The Tokyo sky tree is a good starting point.
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