In his book Smart Cities, author Yuval Noah Harari describes what future civilizations might look like. He envisions the same technology and science that has been developed for the modern world that we live in today, in order to provide a more healthy way of life for everyone living within its confines.
Harari sees future cities as being like the one he visited during his recent visit to Dubai. These cities are designed to be smart on so many levels. They are equipped with modern schools, universities, and medical centers. The population is also very diverse, with Arabs, Chinese, and Europeans all living together in what is a modern version of ancient Rome.
The cities of the future will be much different from the cities we have now, as Harari points out. He envisions large populations that live in urban sprawl. Instead of having one or two types of sub-divisions in a city, you will have multiple areas where people can live together, depending on their income and social status. This will be great for reducing crime rates and overall crime because you will have a greater population living in close proximity to law enforcement officers.
Cities also won’t be as small. Harari expects that these future cities will have areas in them that are the size of major cities such as Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, and New York City. Small cities are becoming a thing of the past, and those who live in the smaller communities will have access to the same amenities that those in large cities have.
Another feature that future cities will possess is smart transportation. Transportation networks will be built into the cities themselves, which makes it easy to travel from place to place. This allows residents to have more freedom and to not rely on the car. This in turn will help reduce air pollution, which is a growing problem.
Future cities will also utilize energy efficiently. Harari points out that current technology only provides enough power for a city to run for about a year. The future cities will utilize more efficient methods of generating electricity, which will allow for an entire city to run without any sort of power outage. This would reduce costs and ensure that the city runs on its optimal level of efficiency.
Future cities will also utilize information technology. This will help eliminate the need to send and receive mail, and even do some forms of communication through email. This is a great boon to those who don’t own computers but want to stay connected with family or friends. It will also eliminate the need to use cell phones.
The future cities of the future will offer a healthy lifestyle to all who live in them. They will have better education opportunities, improved infrastructure, and an environment that is healthier. If you are worried about living in a high-tech city that is causing a lot of pollution, then you may want to consider living in a city that uses this type of technology.
Future cities will also provide a safe haven to those who wish to escape the rest of the world. Harari mentions that those who leave the city often come back changed people, and this is because they have been forced to change their ways. Those who live in a high-tech city sometimes feel like they’re at home. and they feel as though they are in control of everything that is going on.
Future cities will also be less dangerous for those who wish to get away from it all. Harari sees the future cities as a city where crime does not exist. and everyone is happy and content.
Future cities will also provide a higher standard of living to everyone. There will be a higher standard of housing, educational opportunities, and medical care, and an overall sense of well being. The future will provide everyone with a better chance to lead a successful life.
It’s important to remember that the future is something that we all want. We might not be able to change the future but we can create a better future. Harari mentions the Internet as one of the ways we can influence the future of the future. In order to have the best of the future, we must start doing our part.