When Fantasy Becomes Reality
Science fiction writers and Hollywood directors have been hugely influential in envisioning the future, from robots to the mobile phone. Tomorrows' city is usually portrayed as some dark, polluted, dystopian nightmare but it need not be like that. Automated vehicle technology is about to rapidly free up the reshaping of our cities from the constraints imposed by road planning and our urban spaces will become light, green, clean and inviting. Our lives are to be revolutionised and the city of tomorrow is already here today
The following is originally from Barry Wilson's TEDxXiguan talk on August 13th.
THE CHANGING WORLD
ENVISIONING THE FUTURE
TOMORROWS WORLD - TODAY
Barry Wilson is a Landscape Architect, urbanist and university lecturer. His practice, Barry Wilson Project Initiatives, has been tackling urbanisation issues in Hong Kong and China for over 20 years. (www.initiatives.com.hk).
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