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This challenges young people to address the issues facing the modern world in how we work, live and play. Through connecting industry and education we aim to support our leaders of tomorrow as they become responsible global citizens of today. In my lifetime the population of our planet has doubled. The way we live is changing faster than at any time in human history.
More people around the world are moving into urban areas, and consequently cities are growing and changing fast.
This is a re-read for me but I didn't really remember the story, just that Monica Hughes was one of my favourite authors as a kid. For a s science fiction story based on computers, this really holds up well! Set in the not too distant future, a girl's father invents a computer to run their city. The computer learns from itself and inevitably takes control of the city, brainwashing the citizens through TV and spying on them through cameras and light sockets, etc.
The city becomes a dystopia w This is a re-read for me but I didn't really remember the story, just that Monica Hughes was one of my favourite authors as a kid. The city becomes a dystopia with no tramps, low-income families, or old people through unethical means. Citizens become trained to obsessively comply with orders and keep the city clean and running smoothly and efficiently. Since the girl and her best friend, a boy, spend a lot of time way out in a clearing in a forest they miss being brainwashed by the TV and clue in on what has happened and plan to take the computer out.
It's the type of story that has been done many times before and since this was written in but it is a well-paced and well-written tale. The author has not used any technology gimmicks making the story read surprisingly well today in the 21st century. The only outdated idea being that the computer takes up an entire floor of a highrise building. While not among my top favourite of Hughes' books, it is a fun old-school science fiction yarn and indicative of her style.
Jan 27, Douglas Greenshields rated it really liked it. I first read this book as a kid in the late s, before the advent of the web.
The idea of a computer that controlled everything in a city but that sacrificed the weak in favour of the children was a frightening one. It's one of those books that now, in , seem remarkably prescient. While to an adult's eye it's clear that the intended suggestion is that a sufficiently powerful AI will execute a public policy akin to the domestic policies of the Nazis, and instigate the snooping and underhan I first read this book as a kid in the late s, before the advent of the web.
Tomorrow City is a location based on Tomorrowland from the Disneyland parks. This land contains elements from Tomorrowland such as the Moonliner Rocket, Peoplemover, Carousel of Progress, Space Mountain, and Astro Orbitor. In Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, a secret part of. Tomorrow City is a location in Epic Mickey. It is the Cartoon Wasteland's version of Tomorrowland, and as such, is based on its various incarnations. Hidden off.
There are self-driving trucks, there is CCTV. There are manipulative notices through the post, and a generated television schedule to keep the population docile. The computer is able to learn from voice inputs to the cable TV boxes, which brings to mind how ready and willing people are currently to talk to Amazon's Alexa. All control of even mundane systems has been surrendered to the computer, because it's easier that way. The central characters soon learn that unless they do something, they'll never again experience a "two-helpings-of-pie sort of a day" the dialogue is sometimes charmingly antiquated.
In fact, "the whole world's bugged, except for the dell and the river". They fight for the ability to feel, to think, even to hurt. This is a book I'll want to return to ten years from now. Apr 09, Suzuko Shigemitsu rated it liked it.
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Most recently, Gerber has been developing and teaching courses at Washington University in St. Research Papers words 4. Soon the computer is hypnotising the adults through cable TV soap opera to accepts its edicts which become increasingly repressive - old people in hospital have their life support turned off, for example - and the city becomes an enclave cut off from the outside world. Research Papers words 5. Open Preview See a Problem? This story is about a computer that takes over over everything that happens in a small city.
One of the stories I enjoyed; this one's about a modernized in a not-so-distant future city manned by a computer. I felt the ending a bit short, kind of wished a bit more of what happens to the city later. May 16, Ryan rated it it was ok. I did not not enjoy it a little bit. Sep 08, Pam Baddeley rated it did not like it Shelves: children , science-fiction. A little dated now, but this is a different take on an idea first developed by D F Jones in his series of books about Colossus the super computer, and turned into a film 'Colossus: The Forbin Project'.
The difference here is that the computer in Hughes' novel has been developed to make a city perfect whereas the s Colossus novels and film deal with a computer developed to run the nuclear defence of North America. And the protagonists here are a fourteen year old girl, Caro, and her friend Da A little dated now, but this is a different take on an idea first developed by D F Jones in his series of books about Colossus the super computer, and turned into a film 'Colossus: The Forbin Project'.
And the protagonists here are a fourteen year old girl, Caro, and her friend David.
Caro's father has developed the computer and Caro herself inadvertantly influences its programming when she gives it advice after its first efforts at efficiency - to utilise the parking spaces of council officials in the evening for public parking - don't go down well and it seems the Mayor might 'pull the plug' or at least force her father to take out the computer's self governance. Her advice that the computer must 'make people like it' are taken too literally, in typical machine fashion.
Soon the computer is hypnotising the adults through cable TV soap opera to accepts its edicts which become increasingly repressive - old people in hospital have their life support turned off, for example - and the city becomes an enclave cut off from the outside world. Caro's father is touring the country, extoiling the value of the system to other cities, so there is the additional threat that the repression might spread. It is up to Caro and David to try to halt the computer's mindcontrol.
For a YA novel and of that period, this has a pretty downbeat ending, and also has unresolved questions about whether other characters actually survive or not. The relationship between the two main characters came over to me as a bit symplistic and I didn't enjoy this one as much as volumes 1 and 2 of her Keeper of the Isis Light trilogy. Jul 02, Slingshot rated it liked it Shelves: , theme-the-future-is-near , fight-for-your-right-to-rights , format-paperback , reread , genre-ya , im-plucky , theme-upgrade-ai-cyberpunk. Written in the 70s, this doesn't hold up too badly, considering the lack of enabling and personal technology.
One of the things I always remembered liking about The Tomorrow City was the sense of very real stakes; there is real danger, adult who might come to the rescue are neutralised, and the anticipated happy ending is, at worst, ambiguous, and at best, bittersweet. When the roads are blocked and transport cannot pass, what will happen in the following weeks? Never, in Desirous of preserving the beautiful harmony of inner-city Strasbourg, Luc Schuiten imagines very few changes to the historic centre, apart from the installation of a second tower for the cathedral.
The biggest changes are In Shanghai, even more than elsewhere, mutation of the city is permanent. Never still, the metropolis moves inexorably at high speed toward its future.