Planned-opolis: Envisioning City Life In The Future

Forum for the Future is a United Kingdom-based think tank with funding from corporate giants such as PepsiCo and Vodafone. Prior to New Year’s, it unveiled a series of animated shorts depicting how life within megacities might look in the year 2040. Perhaps most interesting is the vision of a benignly-Orwellian “Planned-opolis” in which daily activity is carefully regulated:

13 Comments on "Planned-opolis: Envisioning City Life In The Future"

  1. Overload.
    I lost count of how many things are wrong with this.

  2. Overload.
    I lost count of how many things are wrong with this.

  3. What’s with all the sudden, slickly produced anti-environmental, anti-Green Party propaganda suddenly floating around? Greens oppose Big Brother Governemtalism and promote grassroots democracy, decentralized government and personal responsibility something totally lacking in this video.

  4. What’s with all the sudden, slickly produced anti-environmental, anti-Green Party propaganda suddenly floating around? Greens oppose Big Brother Governemtalism and promote grassroots democracy, decentralized government and personal responsibility something totally lacking in this video.

  5. Anonymous | Jan 19, 2011 at 6:11 am |

    I noticed the animation was paid for by vodaphone. Didn’t vodaphone recently have to pay a huge settlement for ripping off customers in England? I saw on BBC America they were talking about it being one of the biggest recent stories there. So…..of course I should believe them.

  6. hunter349 | Jan 19, 2011 at 2:11 am |

    I noticed the animation was paid for by vodaphone. Didn’t vodaphone recently have to pay a huge settlement for ripping off customers in England? I saw on BBC America they were talking about it being one of the biggest recent stories there. So…..of course I should believe them.

  7. i think i might fuckin puke!

  8. i think i might fuckin puke!

  9. Why would they offer this up as a possible future that we would want? Even the cartoon characters seem to be depressed about the situation.

  10. Why would they offer this up as a possible future that we would want? Even the cartoon characters seem to be depressed about the situation.

  11. Anonymous | Jan 22, 2011 at 2:49 am |

    Did any one actually go to the site and watch all four videos? Each one is a POSSIBLE future… There was also: Sprawl-opolus, and Communi-city. Go to the site before judging…

  12. Anonymous | Jan 22, 2011 at 2:49 am |

    Did any one actually go to the site and watch all four videos? Each one is a POSSIBLE future… There was also: Sprawl-opolus, and Communi-city. Go to the site before judging…

  13. Did any one actually go to the site and watch all four videos? Each one is a POSSIBLE future… There was also: Sprawl-opolus, and Communi-city. Go to the site before judging…

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