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Old 09-04-2016, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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haha your hella late.

sf is already the technology capital of not only the us, but the world.

so yeah...
Konichiwa... Tokyo would like a word with you
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Old 09-04-2016, 07:41 PM
 
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One someone said capitalism is bad??? No, without capitalism honey no one would be investing anything.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:20 PM
 
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furthermore, washington dc puts out no real product- they just deal in government, which is not a money making endeavor.
lol
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:59 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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^ no shade on san fran. but i struggle to imagine it being the new capital of the whole country when currently its not even the capital of its own state.
NYC isn't the capital of New York
Chicago isn't the capital of Illinois
Philadelphia isn't the capital of Pennsylvania

just sayin'
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:55 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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NYC isn't the capital of New York
Chicago isn't the capital of Illinois
Philadelphia isn't the capital of Pennsylvania

just sayin'
[no shade] those cities do bring in the most capital of their respective states.

however the capitol building of the state of new york is located in albany.
and the capitol building of illinois is in springfield.
and the capitol building of penssylvania is in harrisburgh.
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Old 09-13-2016, 06:08 PM
 
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Konichiwa... Tokyo would like a word with you
And what has Tokyo produced lately that is changing the world as we speak?
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Old 09-13-2016, 06:14 PM
 
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Bay area for current tech, might as well be the u.s. capital.
Seattle's current tech market is 2nd in the U.S. and growing with bay area overflow moving in (google, facebook, apple) My theory based on climate change, and tech becoming the most important industry is that the shift is and will continue to move to Seattle as a global futuristic capital. Vancouver as well but not to the same extent. California will most likely experience some extreme water shortages and continue population growth. Climate refugees that can afford to do so will move north. The Puget Sound has been preparing itself for the population growth to come.
Thoughts and examples that I was unable to organize:
The Allen institute (Seattle) in 2014 simulated an entire mouse brain consisting of over 75 millon neurons. The institute is now mapping the human brain and it is predicted that by 2025 this will be done.
Fred Hutch is researching a cure for HIV and cancer
The gates foundation formed common core which is now the standard k-12 U.S. curriculum
Architecture wise, Amazon is constructing biodomes
Century 21 expo
Probably the most progressive city in the U.S., drugs are culturally acceptable and mind expansion/ learning is a the forefront of the culture
Free thinking and musicians
Aerospace industry boeing
Vancouver new Hollywood
While Seattle will continue to make its case it will always play 2nd fiddle in the West Coast to California. Sorry. Drought, climate refugees? LOL. That's so last year, man! Haven't you heard? San Diego just opened the Western Hemisphere's largest desalinization plant. Another one planned in the OC. Drought is cyclical. Not permanent contrary to what you may have been told.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Totally agree with you. It is majorly concerning. I can't remember the quote but someone said "control the media and you control everything" (something to that effect) and I think that's really true. That's why IMO L.A. has grown in influence and will continue to grow in influence. It's unfortunate because so much media is controlled by major corporations
Actually that's how L.A. got people to move there cause "it's so cool". Then it became an economic powerhouse thanks to those transplants diverse skills which attracted companies from diverse industries, which diversified the Greater L.A. area economy from Hollywood-dependent to Hollywood-dominated.

New York City and the rest of the East Coast are in decline right now as people and companies are looking to greener, sunnier, and warmer pastures on the West Coast (of California). I wouldn't be surprised if all the non-news TV shows are now taped in L.A. within the next 5 years. The news bureaus could consolidate in Washington or move to L.A. The evening news is much easier than filming an entire morning of Today in a soundstage way too early in the morning just for the rest of the U.S.'s consumption.

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I'm not sure money is the number one criterion for determining how influential/important an industry is. For example the oil industry is obviously hugely important but no one would argue that the "next capital" for the U.S. will be Dallas or Houston.
There's barely any energy companies left in Dallas these days. It's mostly very small firms and regional offices of the Houston-based companies. But energy has driven the geopolitics within the past few decades, so Houston is very influential in this regard. Whatever affects Houston eventually affects the rest of America.

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Furthermore, Washington DC puts out no real product- they just deal in government, which is not a money making endeavor. And yet it is recognized as a hugely influential city.
Because they make up the rules, which are called laws. If you can make up the rules, you make the gold. The rules can affect how much gold you might be able to make, keep, or give (to a certain government official called a campaign contribution).
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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^^^ This is the first I've heard of East Coast cities "declining". They may not be the fastest growing metros on a percentage basis but raw numbers population growth in quite a few is exploding.
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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While Seattle will continue to make its case it will always play 2nd fiddle in the West Coast to California. Sorry. Drought, climate refugees? LOL. That's so last year, man! Haven't you heard? San Diego just opened the Western Hemisphere's largest desalinization plant. Another one planned in the OC. Drought is cyclical. Not permanent contrary to what you may have been told.
Desalination is terrible for the environment actually, that's really unfortunate. And yeah I guess we'll see, I'm not capable of knowing the future but that is my prediction.
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