People would be a lot happier if they went outside more often. It's a simple thing… Unfortunately for an increasing number of people the “outside” is hard to find — when I was living in Toronto, yes, I could go out, and it was satisfying to watch dandelions break through the rubble of the empty lot, but, not long after leaving, I've found that all their hard work was for nothing… Giant metal beasts have torn that acre apart and are repaving it in preparation for a new wave of half million dollar shacks.
A city creates incredible energy — “night life” and so one — and is a great tool for conglomerating culture. But I believe we're reaching a time, thanks to a large extent to broadband global networks, where it's no longer relevant to build these prisons; we can experience their benefits outside their concrete…
Of course, I'm a simpleton.
That is, I like simple things and simple pleasures.