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View Poll Results: Which of these cities is the most futuristic and hi-tech?
Atlanta 5 6.10%
Seattle 16 19.51%
San Diego 2 2.44%
Boston 3 3.66%
San Francisco/San Jose 5 6.10%
New York City 12 14.63%
Los Angeles 4 4.88%
Chicago 13 15.85%
Washington D.C. 1 1.22%
Miami 2 2.44%
Houston 6 7.32%
Dallas 5 6.10%
Minneapolis/St. Paul 7 8.54%
Other (specify) 1 1.22%
Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-29-2008, 11:23 AM
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Minneapolis has been pushing to develop the most modern downtown in the country and is currently the reigning champion of the most high-tech downtown in the US.
MPLS-St.Paul area. Hmm, a domed stadium where the roof is like a balloon, the first indoor mall in the USA(btw, the skylights and so much human body heat are used to keep the mall warm, plus there is an indoor amusement park), skyways for walking around in winter. Lovely
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Minneapolis and Chicago as top contenders.

never been to Minneapolis but I do know that they have a very modern looking and see-through skyline, which is really nice.


Chicago is very rapidly developing it's infastructure, building the Spire, the previously mentioned new technology buildings (like the mcdonalds) and Millenium Park, which has the TV water fountains.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:05 PM
 
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Boston....not. Great place, but it's actually the opposite of futuristic. I dunno, but NYC is what I think living in outer space would be like...which is where we are supposed to be heading to right?
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Well, the scariest most futuristic would probably be DC with big brother watching and all and more government control.
And the most optimistic? My vote would go to Portland, Oregon for trying to become less car-dependent and establishing green space.
World-wide--Dubai for sure.
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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No offense, but if your impressed with electronic billboards on the side of highways, there's no point in having this conversation. I not quite sure you know what hi-tech is in 2008. You need to get out more. LOL! And by out more, I mean outside the U.S.. Try Germany or Japan. U.S. cities are way behind, when it comes to hi-tech features, compared to other cities all around the world.
Gee, way to rain on my parade and make me feel like a caveman, lol. Anyways, the point I was trying to make is that Atlanta seems ahead of other U.S. cities in many ways. I didn't say it was up there with Tokyo or anything like that. Btw, guess what? I'm living in Japan just outside of Tokyo now, so I do get to see (and am impressed by it) the advanced technology that Japan is famous for. There's still no flying cars or holograms like in sci-fi movies here, but some things you will notice like in public restrooms that have toilets with push button controls and hi-speed hand driers. There are also digital displays and electronic screens in more places (especially in the train stations). Japan doesn't have anything that the U.S. doesn't, but it has more improved and updated versions of devices such as cell phones (the Japanese give a new meaning to "re-inventing the wheel").

Back to Atlanta, I do see a lot of electronic screens, digital displays, and hear automated voices in more places such as the train stations, malls, etc. then anywhere else I've traveled to lately (besides Japan of course). I've lived in San Diego primarily until recently, and over there it's pretty plain and doesn't look like it's changed MUCH in the last 10-20 years. Los Angeles is closer to Atlanta in that way. Someone mentioned Chicago, having a lot of the same features as Atlanta plus having TV's everywhere. That sounds amazing! I haven't been to Chicago since '98 so I wouldn't know. I'd also like to check out Minneapolis sometime.
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:50 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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MPLS-St.Paul area. Hmm, a domed stadium where the roof is like a balloon, the first indoor mall in the USA(btw, the skylights and so much human body heat are used to keep the mall warm, plus there is an indoor amusement park), skyways for walking around in winter. Lovely
Are you referring to the Mall of America? It is not the first indoor mall in the USA; it is relatively new.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:01 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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No offense, but if your impressed with electronic billboards on the side of highways, there's no point in having this conversation. I not quite sure you know what hi-tech is in 2008. You need to get out more. LOL! And by out more, I mean outside the U.S.. Try Germany or Japan. U.S. cities are way behind, when it comes to hi-tech features, compared to other cities all around the world.
Could you explain what you mean about Germany? I was there last spring, didn't particularly think it was "futuristic", didn't see anything I haven't seen before.

Also, I think people should stick to voting for cities they have actually been to. You can "hear" all you want about a place, but "seeing is believing".
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:07 PM
 
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I picked Seattle for the space needle, but I agree with the high vote count Chicago and Minneapolis are getting too.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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San Jose with the Silicon Valley.
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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