a metropolis world

We all witness the centrification of our living space, people of all levels of society leave their countryside origins behind and flock to the cities in search for a rewarding career and a vivid private life. That means that most countries have just one or 2 real centers of action and the widespread countryside contributes little to the wealth and advancement of a nation.

GDP contribution of London in relation to the UK overall and Moscow in relation to Russia overall are 2 extreme examples.

Parag Khanna, a global strategist makes the point that the world should nowadays not be mapped by its 200 sovereign nations but by its 40 – 50 mega cities and that the lines on a contemporary maps are no longer the boarders but high speed rail links, broadband connections and commuter connections.

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Khanna in his book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization provides a series of maps that powerfully visualize the mega city development.

I find these maps a great tool to stimulate an individual thought process about the future of nations future business opportunities.

Read the excellent interview with Parag Khanna with the Washington Post for more information.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/29/six-maps-that-will-make-you-rethink-the-world/

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