Metropolis, Trantor, Blade Runner's Los Angeles, Chiba city, Coruscant... science fiction often describes the theme and mood through the images of the futuristic city.
Did the futuristic cities of the past forsee something of the present? What can we see in current trends from transhumanist science fiction? Waldemar Ingdahl, science writer and co-author of the book Cities on the Edge discusses the city in science fiction at EuroCon 2011 in Stockholm. What makes the towns of tomorrow vibrant? How do police, health services, disaster management, transports, urban culture and trade in the cities of the future work? Is the purpose of the future's city to enable unexpected meetings?
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