By renewing our commitment to addressing mobility challenges for people across the world, Ford has rededicated itself to finding and creating solutions for everyone — whether or not they have a car. The City of Tomorrow. Next Feature Looking Further Ford will have a fully autonomous vehicle in operation by One of the small quibbles I had was the movement of time in the book.
I realise for plot and length purposes, things had to move q Written in the 70s, this doesn't hold up too badly, considering the lack of enabling and personal technology. I realise for plot and length purposes, things had to move quickly but it wasn't readily clear how much time had passed. Quite a pleasant re-read and back on the shelf it goes as opposed to the donation pile.
Sep 15, Gail Thompson rated it liked it Shelves: owned , science-fiction , teen-fiction-younger , distopia. In this story people are trying to make their city a better place.
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One man sets about this by creating a super computer who can learn so it can run the city for them. The idea is that the computer will be able to make things more efficient, less wasteful and know when to replace instead of repair etc. However, the computer gets rid of more than they bargained for such as old people, and they can't control it any more.
Cue the children who risk themselves to save the city.
An interesting story al In this story people are trying to make their city a better place. An interesting story although slightly dated, but well worth the effort.
Monica Hughes was my favourite author growing up, and remains a favourite to this day. I spied this book in a rural thrift store the other weekend and picked it up because I don't recall having read it.
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The story is pretty by-the-numbers, but the ending is a bit more twisty and shocking than you'd expect from YA lit. What I'll always love about Monica Hughes is that her work is replete with female protagonists, and this book is no exception. Definitely a recommend for any parents looking for sol Monica Hughes was my favourite author growing up, and remains a favourite to this day. Definitely a recommend for any parents looking for solid SF for their kids. Aug 02, Ryan Solski rated it liked it.
An interesting city to explore, this tomorrow city is, with buildings of glass, and weather controlled. The characters fought a computer who tried to infrastructure the city as one organism. Fun sci-fi with strange twists and a blinding ending! Somehow though, the family plot in it made the expanse of the novel hard to find, and the inventions in this novel by Hughes weren't as entwined in her writing prose as Space Trap.
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Dec 27, SBC rated it really liked it Shelves: genre-ya-sf. Caro's father is a city planner, excited to set in motion his IT invention - C-Three, the computer that will make independent decisions to make the city perfect. Trouble is, the reason why human society is imperfect is not just because of human flaws and corruption - but human compassion and morality. And human freedom. Shelves: science-fiction , dystopian , computer-robotic-takover. Monica Hughes was writing dystopian fiction for young adults long before it was popular like it is now.
This story is about a computer that takes over over everything that happens in a small city. The characters are likable, if a little bit shallow and the plot is pretty good.
Designing Tomorrow's Cities
Oct 21, Elliot rated it it was ok. Oct 23, Engel Dreizehn rated it really liked it Shelves: library Hmmm decent, short read on the premise what if the computer "mind" managing a city really takes overs and manages the citizens like a true machine. Feb 10, Cupof Tea rated it really liked it. Sarah rated it really liked it Nov 23, Katrina Fast rated it really liked it Jul 29, Srynerson rated it really liked it Sep 03, Anneli rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Vincent rated it liked it May 01, Georgia rated it liked it Mar 18, Dinah rated it really liked it Jun 29, Mike McDevitt rated it liked it Jul 09, Lisa Anderson rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Chibi Doucet rated it really liked it Jan 14, Kate rated it liked it Jan 27, Vishnu Singh rated it liked it Jul 09, The London Accord.
Tomorrow's Cities More than half of the global population lives in cities. Report prepared for the City of London Corporation. July