Sydney and the light rail.
Augmented reality in London.
What will happen when London is flooded?
“Berlin” in Paris.
Interracial couple denied marriage license in Louisiana.
Moscow’s mayor promises a winter without snow.
Rebuilding New Orleans.
A possible glimpse at our future space cities.
Speaking of which, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s The Cabin In The Woods being held back a year to be switched over to 3D.
“Magnetricity” observed for the first time.
A map of your future mega-cities and megaopolises.
“When the lights go down in the city…”
Sensing the immaterial-material city.
The ruins of Chernobyl, over 20 years later.
GTA IV: Inherent Vice City.
The mind of a city (and how our brains are similar).
The cityscapes of François Schuiten.
Phantom City: See the city that could’ve been.
“…when we reach the city.”
“I have come to wound the autumnal city.”
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”
“I’ll take the coral reefs as my metaphor. Though hardly so beautiful. If the essence of life is information carried in DNA, then society and civilization are just colossal memory systems and a metropolis like this one, simply a sprawling external memory….”
-a quote from Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence, a movie that I was watching the other day and just first stirred the pot on several thoughts I had locked up. Thoughts about human beings and boxes we live in.
Warren Ellis had created a comic book character years ago called Jack Hawksmoor, the “king of cities.” Jack was a normal human who had been abducted by city-empathic aliens from the future and repeatedly operated on and “upgraded” to have city-specific powers for use with fighting some unknown future threat that was coming.
Jack Hawksmoor, the King Of Cities.
Hawksmoor, who’s name was inspired by both Spring Heeled Jack and Nicholas Hawksmoor, couldn’t survive for very long outside of an urban environment, but when he was in any city, he had powers specific to that city, including things like superhuman strength and agility, but also psychometry and the ability to control and alter architecture and infrastructure. I don’t think the character was ever utlized by successive writers to his full potential, but I do remember in one story where Hawksmoor had to fight a powerful villain, he made sure that the fight took place in Mexico City, the larged city in the world, to maximize his abilities.
“There’s no one to know. There’s nothing to do. The city’s been down since you’ve been gone.”
Climate change and warfare.
Scientists create “sexual tsunami.”
Futurism vs. Science Fiction.
Futuristic steampunk urban recycling.
Speaking of which: Future Los Angeles.
Russell Brand not capable of monogamy.
10 most amazing ghost towns, including Prypiat.
Scientists develop “brain to brain communication.”
As time progresses, the future will literally devour the past: WW2-era statue with added cell tower.