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NYC... capital of the world?

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Say for some reason the planet Earth had to represent itself to aliens... would you say NYC would be picked as the planetary capital?

 

Other choices IMO would be:

 

A) Tokyo

:P Paris

C) London

D) Moscow (?)

 

I'd say NYC is the capital of the world. It is a social, political, cultural, and economic mecca that just cannot be compared to.

 

Thoughts?

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I'd say it's a tie of london and NYC. There are more countries represented in UK than US.

 

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It's London. London has more history than New York plus it's closer to the center of the world. Both cities are diverse. New York is slightly larger. London has a better subway system.

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It's London. London has more history than New York plus it's closer to the center of the world. Both cities are diverse. New York is slightly larger. London has a better subway system.

 

"The center of the world"... that doesn't really make sense.

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"The center of the world"... that doesn't really make sense.

 

Research the prime meridian as well as the meaning of GMT.

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I understand that what the Prime Meridian and GMT are.... but eh... that doesn't define the "CENTER" of the world.

 

That can't really be determined, and if you were to be completely accurate, wouldn't it be where 0 latitude and 0 longitude would be? (Atlantic Ocean south of Ghana IIRC)

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Well in that vase, I vote for the Earths' Core to be the capital of the world. It literally is the center of it all.

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A tie between NYC and London, when it comes to technology, Tokyo, Japan is the place to be

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I would tell the alien that it's subjective, and that he can choose whatever he wants.

 

Agreed.

 

It would be up to the alien to observe all of our characters and make an educated, informed decision in regards to which city would be picked, if they indeed wanted to see a city to represent Earth. That would be a good alien (lol Beowuf reference, school is getting to me... :confused:)

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