Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Rise of City-States

In a recent lecture noted futurist and World Economic Forum advisor Paul Saffo described the decline of the nation-state will be increasingly replaced by city-states, using the US and Singapore as examples. He said, in a recent video, that "There's less than 50 percent chance that the United States will exist as a nation by the middle of this century. And that that is actually a good news." Saffo also goes on to use Silicon Valley as an example of the future of city-states that will rise to replace existing infrastructures. Check out the 3-minute video selection below…

From Wired


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