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Here we can post videos with futuristic theme, like future cities concepts and anything else. For science fiction movies, ;)

 

The Venus Project on BBC Tomorrow's cities

Is it possible to create a radically different society? One where material possessions are unnecessary, where buildings are created in factories, where mundane jobs are automated?

Would you want to live in a city where the main aim of daily life is to improve personal knowledge, enjoy hobbies, or solve problems that could be common to all people in order to improve the standard of living for everyone?

Some may think it is idealistic, but 97-year old architect Jacque Fresco is convinced his vision of the future is far better than how we live today.

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  • This topic is not about films and movies, but anything else. Like this one...



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  • Brand new video, made by me :D

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  • Visions Of The High Frontier Space Colonies of 1970

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    Here we can post videos with futuristic theme, like future cities concepts and anything else. For science fiction movies, ;)

     

    The Venus Project on BBC Tomorrow's cities

    Is it possible to create a radically different society? One where material possessions are unnecessary, where buildings are created in factories, where mundane jobs are automated?

    Would you want to live in a city where the main aim of daily life is to improve personal knowledge, enjoy hobbies, or solve problems that could be common to all people in order to improve the standard of living for everyone?

    Some may think it is idealistic, but 97-year old architect Jacque Fresco is convinced his vision of the future is far better than how we live today.

     

    Lol, Tbh, I'm really not a fan of those kinds of planned-utopian cities. The sterility and utopianess of those cities make it seem...boring, downright ugly and somewhat strict. And the aesthetics are both good and bad. I like the density and look of an urban city with buildings more side to side than spaced out. On the other hand, utopian cities seem to have more natural elements involved that make it seem nice to live in. But as for me, not my type of city. :P

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  • The cities of the Venus Project looks plain, because they're not the final design. The final design will be determined by the citizens themselves. Those cities are actually like an empty canvas, waiting for the artist to paint them. An Utopian city is like "this is my design, my rules, take them or leave". A city designed by the Venus Project is like "I'll give you anything you need and the rest is up to you". While a planned futuristic community is "my way or the highway", the VP cities are truly flexible and alive, truly laboratories of research and expression. Of course the Venus Project is more than just green futuristic cities.

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  • Incredible Cities of Tomorrow videos! I think I'll try to build those cities in Simcity 4...

     

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  • Michio Kaku is one of my favorite scientists. Physics of the Impossible is one of my favorite books all time!

    Here is a short but beautiful video from an other futuristic game, Anno 2070.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2A6EK9Xq9w

    I wonder, how about an Cities of Tomorrow - Anno 2070 crossover? Just take the best from both games and fuse them. The result would be epic :golly:

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  • The cities we deserve to live

    The future of India

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VUUB8wCR74

    Parks in the sky

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    Sorry, but I firmly believe that cities will become obsolete as manufacturing becomes more and more automated and business decentralizes into cottage industries.  The Internet provides such an opportunity for this that I believe it is inescapable once the bloom comes off the sage.

     

    If cities survive it will be as cultural and educational centres, more for the arts than for business.

     

    If we are not careful we'll wind up like the Auroran's in Asimov's 'The Naked Sun'.

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  • The highways of tomorrow. Too bad we can't have them in Simcity... I think. Some of those ideas should have already been established, while others are seriously futuristic even for our standards.

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    Self-driving cars without needing a loose nut at the wheel, are starting to appear.  We seem to be reconciled to the fact that we have to do this without extensive infrastructure changes and so are doing it with a barrage of sensors.  Redundancy will be a factor in all of this.

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    i can't believe I watched that whole thing.  Michio Kaku is one of my favourite physicists mostly because, like Einstein, he is approachable.  Some of his programming is not only enlightening, but vastly entertaining.  I wonder where he squeaks out the time to watch science fiction movies and read science fiction books?  I suppose it is a form of recreation for him.  It certainly is for me.

     

    And he is quite right.  There is no intelligent life down here.  Beam me up, Scotty.

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    Wonderful!  Why not?  The technology exists, I beiieve.  Using the lunar regolith as construction material and shielding leaves only living resources to be found.  It's a start.  Next, the mines.

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    at first glance, "printing" a lunar base sounds ridiculous (tbh, I thought I was going to see a scale model made in a 3D printer)...

     

    at close look, it's about the smartest idea for initial colonization steps, not just for the moon but also mars, given that the printed structures keep the promised integrity

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  • Communism is a benevolent version of capitalism, that gives highly priority to the working class instead of the "high society" and support a better version of the monetary system. The Venus Project on the other hand obsoletes the need of money and "priorities".

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSD9QZSLqOw&

     

    And...

     

    Is THIS real? 3D holographic images in Dubai? Someone please tell me wether it's fake or not. I'm inclined to believe that it is real, although why are the holograms not transparent? I thought they always are a little bit transparent... Awesome stuff.

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    Holograms. Apparently they do have them in Dubai.

    William Gibson said: "The future is already here. It's just unevenly distributed." The people of Dubai are rich. That's why they can afford the most advanced technology. Black gold they call it. Dubai does look like a future city in comparrison to other cities. And yes, fully functional jetpacks to exist, but each one costs $300,000. There are also flying cars that have been produced, but they are so expensive, that only a billionare can afford one. But when will such technology be cheap enough to be availible to us poor plebians?

     

     

     

     

    And although not exactly futuristic, I find this video about the properties of crystals very informative.

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