How Future Cities Will Change Everything | Unveiled

How Future Cities Will Change Everything  | Unveiled

What Will Our Cities Look Like in 100 Years? Our cities have a major impact on how we live
our lives. Traffic, housing, infrastructure . . . all
of these play a role in our day-to-day. With urban technologies advancing at breakneck
speed, what will our cities look like in the future? Are you a fiend for facts? Are you constantly curious? Then why not subscribe to Unveiled for more
clips like this one? And ring the bell for more fascinating content! Perhaps the most important aspect to consider
in designing a city is the threat of natural disaster. Cities on fault lines, for example, have different
construction codes from those built in hurricane areas. As global temperatures continue to rise, and
heat records are broken every year, melting ice at the poles will lead to rising sea levels. We could very easily see ice-free Arctic summers
within our lifetimes. If we fail to address the problem, we’ll
have to change how our cities are built. One rather extreme solution is the creation
of floating cities. Some companies and governments are putting
together plans to create large livable areas which float on the surface of the ocean. In 2017, French Polynesia made a deal to allow
the Seasteading Institute to explore the first steps in constructing a floating city. This would address the problem of rising oceans
and eroding coastlines. One of the hopes in creating floating cities
is that they’d exist in international waters and be able to govern themselves better. Similar to floating cities, are underwater
cities. Japan construction firm Shimizu Corp has released
plans to deploy a 26-billion-dollar underwater city called Ocean Spiral by 2030. It would house several thousand people and
draw its energy from the seabed and ocean currents. Plans for this city include residential and
business zones. It would contain many of the necessities humans
require to live. The project is backed by the Japanese government
and Tokyo University. Then again, maybe underground cities would
suit us better. We already have buildings with large underground
spaces, and subways are common in cities throughout the globe. So it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch
for humans to develop more extensive underground dwellings, potentially powering them using
geothermal energy sources. In the past, underground living areas been
developed in emergency situations, such as when the Vietnamese built the 75-mile long
Cu Chi Tunnels during the Vietnam War. They included sleeping quarters, recreational
areas, and medical sections. Wherever we build in the future, technology
will revolutionize our urban environments. WiFi is becoming more and more pervasive,
and cities of the future could become connected in more ways than we can imagine. Once cities embrace being connected, we could
have amazing reception everywhere we go. This would also mean that advertisers might
connect to you as well. When you drive past that billboard on your
way to work, it might know you’re passing and display a product you’d be especially
interested in. Speaking of driving to work, we might soon
live in a world where self-driving cars and transportation systems are common. This would make navigating cities easier than
ever, and allow goods and produce to be transported more efficiently over long distances. The only problem would be fuel . . . Due to
limited oil reserves and climate change, at some point we’ll have to switch from gasoline
to electricity – and from coal to renewable energy sources. On the plus side, a city redesigned to take
advantage of renewable energies could provide a grid that allows self-driving cars to recharge
easily. The rise of autonomous and electric vehicles
will create a big change in how we design and build our cities. When horse-drawn carriages gave way to automobiles,
roads changed from dirt to pavement. We may see similarly dramatic changes with
the advent of electric, self-driving cars. All these new technologies and structures
will require some serious natural resources. However, extracting them from the earth often
comes at great environmental cost. Several countries and companies are exploring
ways to harvest the rich natural minerals within asteroids and other space objects. One trip from the local asteroid mine could
yield amazing amounts of precious metals. These materials could then be used to build
the smart houses of the future. These homes would be connected to the internet
in all kinds of unique ways. Maybe your alarm clock will tell appliances
in your kitchen to start preparing breakfast, or your car to warm up automatically. The modern world is more connected than ever
. . . but we all run into cell and wifi reception from time to time. In the future, satellites will continue to
improve, making communication faster and more reliable. All this high-speed access could mean that
many jobs can be performed from home. We can already phone into meetings halfway
across the globe, but virtual computing would make it like we were there in person. Teams could meet in virtual spaces without
having to travel at all. This means that there’d be fewer people
on the road and potentially less pollution. On the subject of work, workers of the future
might need to work a lot less because of automation and efficiency improvements. At first, this could have a devastating impact
on employment, robbing many people of their livelihoods. In the long term however, people may one day
look back at our working culture the way we look back at factory jobs in the Industrial
Revolution. The whole idea of work will have to be re-examined
as we come to realize that many of the things we need such as food, water and shelter are
easily provided thanks to advances in food production and robotics. With more free time, people could develop
more communal areas for their cities. These spaces could provide many basic services
for the population and serve as a way for people to feel more connected in an otherwise
disconnected world. If floating, underground, and autonomous cities
don’t excite you, then how about space cities? If we continue to overpopulate the planet
and fail to answer our climate problems, humanity might be forced to move to the stars. Instead of looking out the window and seeing
a parking lot or run-down building, you might see the entire earth floating in front of
you. Plans are already underway to put people on
Mars, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to envision cities on the moon or rotating around Earth
like satellites. The future of our cities depends on a lot
of things, but if we can solve some key issues, then they’ll be some truly exciting places. What do you think? Is there anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, check out these
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46 thoughts on “How Future Cities Will Change Everything | Unveiled

  1. 1968: We will have flying cars in the future
    2019: …………. probably in a 100 years
    Flying cars: am I a joke to you!?

  2. I truly believe flying cars will be a reality in the not to distant future. Several things will make them possible. Super lite and super strong materials, high capacity batteries and powerful, small and lite electric motors. There will be invisible "roads" or lanes set aside for flying cars I imagine. Unfortunately my puny mind cannot invision much more beyond that. What I do know is that there will be technologies that don't exist now, will be completely new and will change the way we interact with each other and the world we live in.

  3. In 100 years we will be the same but with more population and a bet more technology but not bad like these videos predict

  4. 1968: We will have flying cars in the future
    2019: We have small compact electronic telephones that allows us to watch videos.

  5. Is there more proof of the vimpers are real and how you know there are real and were they live and is some of them are nice ?

  6. Those screentags that cite/credit the source looks awfully familiar to the one used by Watchmojo. If I'm right, then it's sad that you just lift their already edited and cited clips and dump them into your videos. Watchmojo is shitty. To plagiarize shit is an abomination.

  7. Optimism : look like the crappiest part of Detroit hopefully with 🐔🐓 roaming streets
    Pessimism : just ruins

  8. Global cooling then global warming now climate change. Cooling, warming, change,,,,oh my. Wait hasn't the climate always been changing?

  9. Agenda 21. Control everything. Glabal warming is a huge lie. Already built these cities in middle east. Go look.

  10. We will NOT have humans on Mars anytime soon….likely never!! Hell, we can't even go to the Moon. Actually, at this time, we can't even leave low-earth orbit or pass thru the Van Allen radiation belts…. yet, we're supposed to believe we did in 1969 but cannot today…. hmmm!! And Kubrick is dead so he can't fake it for them

  11. This is insane. The way you’re talking in the video someone has gotten rid of a need for money… you’re acting like everything might actually get LESS expensive but that doesn’t happen…
    “Oh sorry we’re taking all your jobs and giving them to ROBOTS. But enjoy the free time you’ll have now that you’re out of work!” Really??

  12. I think there will be cities in big holes, lying at floors. These holes will be connected by tunnels. One hole will be residental, another industrial etc. Yes, definitely transport will be supported by elevators(maybe stairs?). People in lower floors probably wont see Sun (well, they may go there on holidays for big money). So this is what i think cities will be between 30.-40. centuries. Wait, are we talking about 22. century? Then i dont know.

    (Sorry for my english, doing my best)

  13. There’s tunnels all over across the United States and probably already have small places you could call a town !!!

  14. Some of these things are almost certainly going to happen, but in tend to be a bit more conservative when predicting cities of 2100:

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