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Old 09-21-2018, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Luckenbach, Texas of course.
Might as well shut down this silly thread now.
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:37 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Unless it turns out to be true and you're left behind during the rapture.
Time to grow up.
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:19 PM
 
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:34 AM
 
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It is either London or NYC. I think NYC is more powerful but London's location is unbeatable.
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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It is either London or NYC. I think NYC is more powerful but London's location is unbeatable.
Yes, London is definitely the crossroads of civilization. It is far cooler a place than NYC is too.
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:45 AM
 
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Yes, London is definitely the crossroads of civilization. It is far cooler a place than NYC is too.
Now that GenZ is growing up, London is starting to feel like it did in the 1990s.
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I lived in New York City for a couple years. It definitely felt like the center of the world. Particularly when you have almost every ethnic neighborhood in the world. You can get off on one train and be in 'Little Poland' (part of Brooklyn), where everything is Polish, and get off later at 'Little India', on and on.

I realize that London has that same element as well....
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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Here's another thought.. Aside from the fact that there are really multiple capitals that contribute most significantly in various ways to the world's regions and economies, is it also somewhat important to note that it can change based on the time we are talking about? What are true gathering places, events that cause the world (at least general media attention) to pay specific attention to that place at a certain time?

I know this is a definite American bias, but I think it would be hard to disagree with the fact that the Trump-Kim and Trump-Putin summits were major global events. One took place in Singapore, one took place in Helsinki. I'm not necessarily suggesting either of those places make as strong a case for others as being a sense of capital, but I think it is worth considering, especially in the case of Singapore which has a TON of potential there, as from what I understand it is the most heavily westernized city in the Far East in numerous ways.
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Here's another thought.. Aside from the fact that there are really multiple capitals that contribute most significantly in various ways to the world's regions and economies, is it also somewhat important to note that it can change based on the time we are talking about? What are true gathering places, events that cause the world (at least general media attention) to pay specific attention to that place at a certain time?

I know this is a definite American bias, but I think it would be hard to disagree with the fact that the Trump-Kim and Trump-Putin summits were major global events. One took place in Singapore, one took place in Helsinki. I'm not necessarily suggesting either of those places make as strong a case for others as being a sense of capital, but I think it is worth considering, especially in the case of Singapore which has a TON of potential there, as from what I understand it is the most heavily westernized city in the Far East in numerous ways.
I'm over on this side of the world, and when I'm in Singapore it feels like a regional capital. But a funny one. It's popular with Chinese (but they'd consider Beijing the center of the world), popular with Indians (but they'd consider Mumbai the center of the world), etc.

I"m living next to HOng Kong know, and while it's a world city, it's kind of somewhat competing with Shanghai/Beijing as things are being siphoned that way. There is also some awareness in HK that London is what gave birth to it.

Whereas when I used to live in NYC, you turn on the news and you see NYC in Hollywood movies and on TV shows, and the entire world just seems there. Plus the financial centers in NYC which manipulates so many world markets. Extremely famous celebrities walking around NYC, etc.
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Old 09-26-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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New York City. Always had been and will remain so.
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