Yes, usually when you imagine a dystopian world, in this world, we are all dressed the same, all looking alike, all lined up doing the same things in nice uniforms. In the future, we are all resembling an emotionless, cultureless individuals. However, even in utopian cities or mythological cultures made up of folklore and religion, there is this idea that, at some point, technology saves you in a kind of techno-utopia. In Planet city, we tried to see precisely the opposite: mythology, folklore, and religion are how we cope with strange things. It is how we assimilate new technologies and create new stories by creating new rituals. So, I think the future will be full of cultural exaggerations and rituals.
We tried to imagine Planet city at a time of celebrating these rituals. We mixed and put together every culture on the planet in one place. Imagine NY, where so many things happen simultaneously in such a small piece of land; in that case, it does not all look the same; instead, you can discern the profound differences. By creating Planet city, we realised that thousands of things could have been happening every day; it is like a giant carnival, a 365-day festival that moves and changes shape, smells, sounds, and music; in a perpetual procession.
Moreover, this is perhaps the antidote to techno-utopia or dystopia.