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:

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13 Responses to Planned-opolis: Envisioning City Life In The Future

  1. gil January 18, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

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

  2. gil January 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

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

  3. Filmgal January 18, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    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. Filmgal January 18, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    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 January 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 January 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. Fuckyou January 19, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    i think i might fuckin puke!

  8. Fuckyou January 19, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    i think i might fuckin puke!

  9. Rufus January 19, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    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. Rufus January 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    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. nyxynox January 21, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    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 January 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. Anonymous January 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…

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