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Old 12-02-2014, 02:07 PM
 
Location: 98004 / 30327
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Originally Posted by Columbuskidd92 View Post
What happens when the digital age ends?
It won't. This tech boom is the last stop before the Singularity.

Atlanta is in Georgia and tech industry folks have no use for social conservatism. None. Tim Cook's recent coming out underscores why a company like that would never dream of relocating to this state, even if the entire Bay Area succumbed to a massive earthquake and they had to move.

Atlanta is very liberal, and where it's not it's at least generally libertarian. But the politics that define the state, obviously, are not. If the GA GOP would abandon their social conservative bent, then 20 something progressive coders and budding tech entrepreneurs would view GA as a more inviting destination.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:11 PM
 
Location: East Atlanta
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It won't. This tech boom is the last stop before the Singularity.

Atlanta is in Georgia and tech industry folks have no use for social conservatism. None. Tim Cook's recent coming out underscores why a company like that would never dream of relocating to this state, even if the entire Bay Area succumbed to a massive earthquake and they had to move.

Atlanta is very liberal, and where it's not it's at least generally libertarian. But the politics that define the state, obviously, are not. If the GA GOP would abandon their social conservative bent, then 20 something progressive coders and budding tech entrepreneurs would view GA as a more inviting destination.
Right, but Texas, North Carolina, and Utah all have this same problem, yet the cities that were mentioned earlier here like Austin, Raleigh, and Provo attract these very same people in spite of it. Ultimately, it's the business environment that will win out and Atlanta has a very attractive one.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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It won't. This tech boom is the last stop before the Singularity.

Atlanta is in Georgia and tech industry folks have no use for social conservatism. None. Tim Cook's recent coming out underscores why a company like that would never dream of relocating to this state, even if the entire Bay Area succumbed to a massive earthquake and they had to move.

Atlanta is very liberal, and where it's not it's at least generally libertarian. But the politics that define the state, obviously, are not. If the GA GOP would abandon their social conservative bent, then 20 something progressive coders and budding tech entrepreneurs would view GA as a more inviting destination.

You know - this is a very salient point. The politics here are not conducive to young and progressive.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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It won't. This tech boom is the last stop before the Singularity.
What's the singularity (other than a black hole's nucleus)?
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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It won't. This tech boom is the last stop before the Singularity.

Atlanta is in Georgia and tech industry folks have no use for social conservatism. None. Tim Cook's recent coming out underscores why a company like that would never dream of relocating to this state, even if the entire Bay Area succumbed to a massive earthquake and they had to move.

Atlanta is very liberal, and where it's not it's at least generally libertarian. But the politics that define the state, obviously, are not. If the GA GOP would abandon their social conservative bent, then 20 something progressive coders and budding tech entrepreneurs would view GA as a more inviting destination.
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If the GA GOP would abandon their social conservative bent, then 20 something progressive coders and budding tech entrepreneurs would view GA as a more inviting destination.
Now we both know that won't happen.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:32 PM
 
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Mathman in 3...2...1...
**pant**,**pant**,**pant**... Here i am

| www.ajc.com

So maybe the future is not THAT promising. Even Houston scored higher.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:38 PM
 
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That article seems to be mostly...gut feeling.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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You know what's funny? Georgia ranked higher in Tech in 2002 than it does now!

http://statetechandscience.org/state...state&state=GA
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:45 PM
 
Location: 98004 / 30327
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Now we both know that won't happen.
Dare to dream.
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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That's a nice Chamber of Commercy kind of statement, but I was expecting to read more tangible evidence of why the city is poised....
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