Ever seen a city skyline that looks like it came from the Jetsons? You know the ones with super-tall skyscrapers and twinkling lights wrapped in miles of highway. I’ve always wanted to visit these futuristic cities.
Cities where global preservation, advanced telecommunications, and artificial intelligence are common. From epic skylines to technology, you can plan a trip to one of the destinations on this epic bucket list of the most futuristic cities in the world.
If you’re looking to plan a trip to a futuristic city, then keep reading to learn more about the most futuristic cities in the world. And maybe, you might just be jet-setting off to one of them this year! Pro tip: there is free rebooking with Cathay.
The Most Futuristic Cities in the World
It’s easy to live in a bubble where the norms of your everyday lifestyle equal your perceived norm of all lifestyles. That’s why traveling and exploring new culture is so important.
There are a good amount of cities that are pushing the envelope of infrastructure, eco-friendliness, innovation, architecture, and growth. Cities where efficiency and design are part of everyday life.
We’ve put together this list of futuristic cities for the modern traveler who looks to explore these lifestyles and broaden their own horizon with innovation and inspiration.
Here are our picks for the most futuristic cities in the world.
Hong Kong, China
Futuristic Qualities: Architecture
In a place known for taking fingerprints for school attendance, it’s no wonder its buildings deliver the skyline of an urban future. With more skyscrapers than any other city in the world, Hong Kong is the poster child for the most futuristic cities in the world.
With buildings like the M + Pavillion, there’s no doubt that the architectural design of the future can be found in Hong Kong.
Singapore, Its Own Country, Capital and City-state
Futuristic Qualities: Growth
Talk about more people than you can fit, Singapore has raised a serious issue on handling the growth of a population. One that is not going unnoticed.
Urban planners are estimating this small island city-state will grow another 20%. To handle the growth they are looking to discourage vehicle purchases (by raising prices of automobiles), divert traffic by manipulating tolls and analyze local taxicab use.
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Futuristic Qualities: City Concept
Dubai’s architecture makes it one of the most visibly futuristic cities on the globe. With Burj (world’s tallest building), the Palm Islands and an underwater hotel, Dubai is something of a talk piece. Many compare the metropolis to the game Simcity.
Futuristic Qualities: Green Living and Global Preservation
The UAE is no stranger to being a futuristic city. And while they’ve nailed the futuristic skyline of Dubai, they’re also killing it in the global preservation department.
Meet Masdar, built so it can rely on solar energy and renewable resources. And while it didn’t hit the mark for a zero-carbon car-free city, it sure is hitting the mark for green living.
Silicon Valley, California
Futuristic Qualities: Industry and Business
The San Francisco Bay Area (and towns including San Jose, Palo Alto and Menlo Park) is home to the biggest technology companies in the galaxy…ok on the planet.
Home to Google, Facebook and many other tech gods, this is where the magic happens. Innovation, interesting products plus entire industries are born faster than you can unwrap a candy bar. From garage start-ups to multi-billion dollar companies, Silicon Valley is ground zero to all things futuristic.
California is also home to some of the most beautiful and bold homes. Especially ‘The Mirrored House’ – this home literally screams futuristic and is absolutely jaw-dropping.
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Futuristic Qualities: Its architecture and utter nerdiness
From an advanced railway to an actual Robot Restaurant, Tokyo might be the city that actually came from the future. It’s totally the geekiest city in the world but that aside, its skyline glitters.
Home to the tallest tower in the world and second tallest building, Skytree Tower, Tokyo isn’t leaving this list, like ever.
Futuristic Qualities: Design
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and capital of Brazil, Brasilia is known for its aesthetics which, are like something from a sci-fi movie. With its symmetry and perfected layout, here’s definitely a space-like future feel here.
Futuristic Qualities: Tech scene
Called the “Silicon Valley” of India, Bangalore is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. It’s a hub of technical talent and according to Departures Magazine, the fastest-growing wealth base in the Asia Pacific.
If you’re a tech geek, Bangalore might be just the place for you to enrich your enthusiasm and fid inspiration.
Songdo, South Korea
Futuristic Qualities: Communications and Robots
With a $35 billion dollar price tag, the Songdo project is emerging as one of the most futuristic cities in the world. Why?
How about robots in every home, information systems linked to each other allowing every household to have video conferencing and in-home emergency management/city-to-household communications.
Feeling like Marty McFly? We get it.
Futuristic Qualities: Diversity and More Diversity
With 49% of its population having been born outside of Canada, UNESCO named Toronto the most diverse city in the world. So, if diversity is an element of the future, then Toronto has arrived.
Along with its diversity, Toronto is home to museums, galleries, and even has a section of the city that’s underground. So, if you’re looking to start ticking off your futuristic city bucket list and you are in the states, Toronto might just be a good place to start.
The future is out there. From glittering skylines to artificial intelligence, these incredible futuristic cities will make you feel like you’ve traveled through space and time. If you’re looking for accommodations for your vacation, check out Cozy cozy.
So, pack your bags and make sure to pack your robot because we are all just a jet-set away from the most futuristic cities in the world.