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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  • gil

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

  • gil

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

  • Filmgal

    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.

  • Filmgal

    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.

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • hunter349

    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.

  • Fuckyou

    i think i might fuckin puke!

  • Fuckyou

    i think i might fuckin puke!

  • Rufus

    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.

  • Rufus

    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.

  • nyxynox

    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…

  • Anonymous

    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…

  • Anonymous

    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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