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Old 01-25-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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I saw this somewhat funny youtube video of how an organization Forum For the Future tells us how people will live in the megacities of tomorrow.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7rCAYkoMT0

You can see the channel here for the other 3 types of futures:
http://www.youtube.com/user/forumforthefuture96

I think that some of the videos on here have good ideas that would be good for humanity if they were implemented but they also contain some strange concepts like super computers being used to guide these cars and such.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: New York City
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That's a creepy video. I love urban planning, but videos like that aren't helpful.
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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Take a look at the other three videos--they are based on four different potential approaches, and some are creepier than others.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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why do we always imagine ourselves driving weird-ass cars in the future when we do stuff like this?

Does anyone really think we'll be driving biofuel powered armored RVs and wannabe "Tron" looking scooters in 20 years?
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:01 PM
 
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Here's what the future looked like in 1939:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74cO9X4NMb4

How closely does this resemble the world of today?

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How closely does this resemble the cities of today?
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Kowaniec, Nowy Targ, Podhale. 666 m n.p.m.
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I saw this somewhat funny youtube video of how an organization Forum For the Future tells us how people will live in the megacities of tomorrow.


Megacities on the move - Planned-opolis - YouTube

You can see the channel here for the other 3 types of futures:
forumforthefuture96's Channel - YouTube

I think that some of the videos on here have good ideas that would be good for humanity if they were implemented but they also contain some strange concepts like super computers being used to guide these cars and such.
Right... If this happens I'm moving to a small farm somewhere in Bieszczady or so, far away from everything...

Our older generation fought communism for decades, and now a high-tech version is shown as something desirable... I think a global thermonuclear war and a subsequent return to medieval times is actually more desirable than this crap where they plan your life from the cradle to the grave...

If everyone starts using their common sense, we could achieve a whole lot in terms of global livability and reduction of our carbon footprint without becoming something akin to a hive of bloody bees...
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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Some of these ideas really don't make sense. Even if you assume sea levels will rise more than the expected foot or so, even if all of Antarctica melts, sea levels would rise only by about 300 feet I think, so plenty of current inland areas would still be above sea level. I would think it would be much cheaper to build cities in places like the Canadian Shield or Appallachian foothills than floating cities...

Similarly, I don't think rations on most things will be that necessary. As cost of water and land become more significant in food costs, meat will become more of a luxury item, and as water and energy becomes more scarce, it will become more expensive and people will just use less. Similarly with public transportation, if it requires much less energy, it will also be less expensive to provide and people will move to places with good public transit.

Renewabad is probably the most realistic and even it's not especially realistic.

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