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View Poll Results: Which is the most futuristic city?
Tokyo 97 41.10%
Hong Kong 43 18.22%
Dubai 52 22.03%
Shanghai 41 17.37%
Seoul 3 1.27%
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Old January 24th, 2006, 08:49 AM   #101
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I also ask, what's futuristic about Dubai besides those projects? Comparing Dubai and Shanghai, I find Shanghai more futuristic!
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Old January 24th, 2006, 08:56 AM   #102
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I also ask, what's futuristic about Dubai besides those projects? Comparing Dubai and Shanghai, I find Shanghai more futuristic!
But look at the completed towers. The Burj Al Arab (possibly the most futuristic tower in the World!), and the whole skyscraper canyon in the road with the Chelsea Tower.

Honetsly though, its going to be like this in 20 years:

1- Tokyo/Dubai/Hong Kong/Shanghai
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2- Seoul (Unless the supertalls get completed)
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Old January 24th, 2006, 09:01 AM   #103
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True that Dubai will possibly have the future world's tallest. But I wouldn't doubt Dubai's position if their infrastructure is on the same level as Tokyo or HK especially when it comes to public transportation and technology.
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Old January 24th, 2006, 04:25 PM   #104
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My list:

Tokyo
Dubai
Hong Kong
Seoul
Shanghai

What the hell is so futuristic about Shanghai? It has the Pearl Tower and the Jin Mao... What else?

Tokyo: Electronics capital of the world, Shinkansens, modern buildings
Dubai: Crazy projects (talking about completed ones), modern buildings
Hong Kong: Tall scrapers, crazy lights, modern buildings
Seoul: 2nd Electronics capital of the world, everyone is connected, modern buildings, high speed train
Shanghai: Maglev, 2 modern towers ...

BTW- Anyone notice this section is very similar to the City Vs City section?
WHAT???
2 modern towers. There are over 200 modern towers and Seoul 2nd world electronic capital?? LOL, com on, Korea and Japan don`t boom any longer.
Not India, not UEA, not Indonesia.....China is the new Boomland. And it's very modern
Belive me! I was in Tokyo last month and`when you compare these citiies you can see, Shanghai is much modern than Tokyo!
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Old January 24th, 2006, 07:07 PM   #105
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WHAT???
2 modern towers. There are over 200 modern towers and Seoul 2nd world electronic capital?? LOL, com on, Korea and Japan don`t boom any longer.
Not India, not UEA, not Indonesia.....China is the new Boomland. And it's very modern
Belive me! I was in Tokyo last month and`when you compare these citiies you can see, Shanghai is much modern than Tokyo!
I can admit that China has been building like six "fort bonifacio global cities" in a span of 12 months.

But Japan still goes on the top of my list.

Why you ask?

Japan - Right now, they are the #1 leaders in technological innovation, auto industry, robotics & anything related to machines & technology stuff. What's more, they are able to combine the best ultra-modern/super sophistication with traditionality and culture. The really know how to keep an excellent balance with those two aspects. An outstanding job to Japan indeed!!!
Hong Kong - I could've placed this in 3rd but I chose to put it a spot higher after seeing their Mass transit plans for 2018-2020.
UAE - True they have lot (and in fact a ton lot) of structures that are already built up. It can also be said that the world's tallest structures will be built there. What made me think of dropping it one spot down was its lack of a mass transit system and I think that's they're biggest downside in order for them to be considered as the best.
Shanghai - The 2008 should be held here instead of Beijing being the host.
Seoul - After Japan & Arirang TV
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Old January 24th, 2006, 07:44 PM   #106
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Belive me! I was in Tokyo last month and`when you compare these citiies you can see, Shanghai is much modern than Tokyo!
Wtf?

And... Who cares about the future? If Shanghai is going to be the most futuristic city in the future then vote for Shanghai in 10 years, not now.
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Old January 25th, 2006, 01:23 AM   #107
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I voted HK. The way they light up the place is incredible.
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Old January 25th, 2006, 03:44 AM   #108
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Tokio for sure. In ten years Shangai. In Twenty years Dubai.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 01:33 PM   #109
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I vote for Dubai - it's the fastest growing city in the world by pop, infrastructure, buildings and economy. Tight with Shanghai, which has a richer past and I wouldn't call it "futuristic" because of that.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 06:59 PM   #110
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Tight with Shanghai, which has a richer past and I wouldn't call it "futuristic" because of that.
why???
And Shanghais economy growth faster than Dubai`s
Shanghai: 15%
Dubai:9%
Skyscrapers...In Shanghai every year 150 new skyscrpers are built, in the hole emirates 80-100!!
But i think Dubai is in future more interesant for firms as New York City or LA
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Old January 27th, 2006, 04:10 PM   #111
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I think there is a misunderstanding: Shanghai has an extreme rich past - also during the colonization, opium war etc. It was always one of the most important cities in this area. Even the Cultural Revolution couldn't knock it down and it stayed a semi-westernized melting pot in the country - as HK which was British. Shanghai thus has a rich past AND future.

Now the question is about FUTURISTIC. So I give Dubai the point because 40 years ago it was only a poor fishing village. When I was there about 95 it was already quite booming - but now: 4 times bigger! By 2020 the pop will be 4mio. Not even the whole country had ever that pop. It's the Chicago (19th) or Novosibirsk (20th) of the 21st century!
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Old January 28th, 2006, 11:51 PM   #112
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It can, but most of the contenders in this poll fits your description

Especially Tokyo and Seoul. Both are peaceful, clean and high-tech as well
Well my friend told me the opposite about Tokyo, He's Japanese.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 05:52 AM   #113
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Well my friend told me the opposite about Tokyo, He's Japanese.
Ok, he's Japanese but has he been to the cities that are competing with Tokyo in this thread?
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Old February 1st, 2006, 07:00 AM   #114
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Economic growth rates are very deceiving. Poorer countries tend to have higher growth rates since their bases are so low, yet richer, more high-tech countries would have slower growth rates. Walk into Tokyo, and you get an ultra-technological experience even though the growth rate may be slower than, say, Beijing.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 08:08 AM   #115
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Economic growth rates are very deceiving. Poorer countries tend to have higher growth rates since their bases are so low, yet richer, more high-tech countries would have slower growth rates. Walk into Tokyo, and you get an ultra-technological experience even though the growth rate may be slower than, say, Beijing.
True though Beijing is becoming ultramodern compared to other cities
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Old February 1st, 2006, 11:56 AM   #116
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>>>>Dubai<<<<
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Old February 1st, 2006, 12:05 PM   #117
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BTW, does Dubai have something like this?
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Old February 1st, 2006, 03:39 PM   #118
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This whole poll is freaking bullshit.

Building a lot of shiny glass towers for rich people has nothing to do with being futuristic, and I find that frame of mind rather simplistic. I mean building big towers and making artificial islands was a thing that could already be done 30 years ago. Only the scale of things is in a sense unique.

For example, what kind of innovative or progressive things has Dubai done when it comes to infrastructure, social facilities or even environmental issues just to name a few.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 06:57 PM   #119
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1. Tokyo
2. Hong Kong
3. Seoul
4. Shanghai
5. Dubai
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 07:08 AM   #120
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This whole poll is freaking bullshit.

Building a lot of shiny glass towers for rich people has nothing to do with being futuristic, and I find that frame of mind rather simplistic. I mean building big towers and making artificial islands was a thing that could already be done 30 years ago. Only the scale of things is in a sense unique.

For example, what kind of innovative or progressive things has Dubai done when it comes to infrastructure, social facilities or even environmental issues just to name a few.
Very true. Many places have shiny glass skyscrapers nowadays. That doesn't symbolize their entry to the modern age. What people's lives are like make up a more meaningful analysis of a futuristic city.
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