Sunday, July 16, 2006

Jumping the gun.

This piece and its associated offshoots argues for the feasibility of leaving densely populated regions given the increasing emphasis on knowledge-based work and the ability to download entertainment. Unfortunately it only applies to people who are already engaged in knowledge-based work, have already established relationships to perpetuate that work, and who already derive a sizable portion of their enjoyment from online interaction. In other words, no one other than those who are financially independent or ready to retire.

link to piece.

Meanwhile, the trend continues to be exactly the opposite, as the modern city-state grows ever more significant in prominence.

link to piece.

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