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SciFutures Presents The City of the Future by [Popper, Ari, Walker, Deborah, Brothers, Laurence Raphael, Cornell, Christopher, Schofield, Holly, Bird, Sofie, Kloster, Gary, Balder, Bo]
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Change is coming and it's going to affect humans right where we live. By 2050, city living is going to look very different from what we know today. Across the globe, cities are going green and getting smarter. Artificial intelligence is playing a bigger role in our lives every day and the nomad generation is redefining what 'home' is.

In these pages we explore future cities all over the world. In Nigeria, we see how students are making their cities smarter. In London, a charming AI wants to help you find love. In Australia, a drowned Dutch city finds a new home. And in California, charismatic cities don't need us to run them at all.

The future visions in this anthology come from nine of today's premiere science fiction writers and futurists. These examples are futurist storytelling at its finest, because they examine not only the technologies that will affect our future, but how people will learn and grow and interact with those technologies. Come, let's take a look at our future.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1771 KB
  • Print Length: 146 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: SciFutures Inc. (4 May 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01F6J3STE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #498,144 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating 24 November 2016
By Dominic de Souza - Published on Amazon.com
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As stories, I really enjoyed how each one stayed human and personal, the primary focus on exploring and resolving deeply primal aspects of who we are. The whole scifuture vision is the foundation for the whole thing, and each story explores different concepts for a more interconnected and intelligent future.
Certainly worth a read to get a sneak peak of our probable futures in the developed first world, and also how we can improve the lifestyles and conditions of our brothers and sisters around the planet.

I especially appreciated how the visions are all grounded in a sense of ecological responsibility and awareness. More importantly than that is the refocusing away from the glitz of the tech and back toward what it means to be human, connected to other humans, and how technology is a background symphony rather than the medium defining our interactions.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book that came to me through the Writing Excuses ... 15 October 2016
By Garland Wayne Ligon Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book that came to me through the Writing Excuses podcast. These are optimistic stories of our future relationship with cities - no grim dystopian cyberpunk drama here.
5.0 out of 5 stars if I find one good story in anthology 11 July 2016
By T - Published on Amazon.com
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To me, if I find one good story in anthology, I'm happy. This one is batting well over 500.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Stories 9 July 2016
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Yes interesting read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and thoughtful 21 May 2016
By K. G. Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
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Some unexpected takes on cities of the future, and strong writing across the board. While technological changes drive the plots, most of the stories focus on the psychological and social conflicts that result.