In a message dated 9/27/1999 3:09:28 PM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< I realize Muse that you were making the point that not every city should
HAVE to be economically productive but ironically this city would be a
fantastic tourist attraction!! If it were attacked it would probably be by
the jealous combined forces of the Disney and Universal Studios Alliance! I
can just imagine air cavalry units composed of troops mounted on flying
Dumbo's and great white sharks! Scary!!
Point well taken. I was thinking more in terms of a polulace with well developed aesthetics and highly tuned sensory nodes, rather than pleasure-seekers.
On another note: I have never found the "happiest place on earth" particularly pleasant or aesthetically pleasing to the senses (especially the food - gack!!!). Disneyland with nanotech would be well ordered, immaculate & deadly...