Megacities on the Move: Plannedopolis - Forum for the Future
Welcome to Planned-opolis: "In a world of fossil fuels and expensive energy, the only solution is tightly planned and controlled urban transport"
This video is not sarcastic; it is not a joke; it is not put forth as a warning of some 1984-like dystopia -- this one of four serious scenarios "exploring how we will live and travel in the cities of 2040", by Forum for the Future, as part of their "megacities on the move" project.
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"Here are some of the “lowlights” of the video:
- Food and water is regulated and rationed by a “Global Food Council” which seizes total control over farming. Meat is a rare treat only to be enjoyed on special occasions
- The state decides what your job will be with “designated career announcements,” nobody has the choice to decide their own vocation
- Movement and behavior is controlled by a calorie credit card linked to a smart phone that rations the amount of travel the citizens of planned-opolis, are allowed to make. Private ownership of cars will be banned for non-elitists because, “the state knows they just aren’t practical anymore.”
- “It makes so much sense doesn’t it,” insists the smiley faced slave “Vee,” who enjoys the fact that she can “switch off brain and go to work,” adding, “With this many people around I’m glad there’s a mega-computer in charge.”
- Those who resist and still cling to some semblance of freedom in defiance of the state and the super-computers running the slave grid, there’s the “cry freedom ghetto,” prison camps for malcontents who are blocked from getting jobs, accessing high speed transport or the Internet
Other scenarios conceived by Forum for the Future are slightly different but they all have common threads: drastic reduction of rights, privileges and freedoms; constant reference to “an elite” having exclusive rights on cars and other luxuries; state controlling all aspects of life."
Air Date: December 2nd, 2010
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