"Modern man is a prisoner who thinks he is free because he refrains from touching the walls of his dungeon." — Nicolas Gomez Davila, Colombian writer and philosopher (1913-1994)
I was wondering where this idiotic 15min city idea came from!!
Btw, I was in Paris in 1995 and 2011. You can imagine my shock at the difference I saw!
All the huge cities worldwide will be the first fall to digitalization and restriction of movement. The scary part is they are already dividing regions into smaller pieces and setting up invisible QR borders.
Thank you Carson.
How will farmers' markets survive? Farmers typically (where I live) travel to a number of communities where they sell their produce. Some of them travel great distances to sell to their customers.
A small, confined "city" will require a lot of inputs delivered by truck. And what about the trash? Where is the efficiency? In Moreno's limited imagination?
What a horror! Let Moreno live like this, and leave me alone!
If my town does not have a shop that sells an item I want, in his world, my only solution is Amazon. That sucks.
The fantasy breaks down when a person needs to go to hospital. Maybe there is a local hospital, but that institution may need, as has happened to me, to send the person to another hospital that has available space. And some hospitals specialize in certain conditions, what is one to do when their condition requires a hospital at some distance? The local medical community is rarely self-sufficient.
I am now 78 years old with congestive heart failure. Going to the hospital is not an option, there are times when it is a requirement. I realize that hospitals can be dangerous, which is why I take a friend to protect me.