On the way to a family gathering in Dallas this past weekend, Jacob made a comment on how it was too bad we couldn’t just think of someplace and be there instantly. I told him that sounded cool, and then asked everyone in the car this:
If you could travel anywhere, at anytime, instantly—where would you live?
The only rules are: you can travel directly to public spaces, your own property, or where you’ve been explicitly invited, and then only during a specific window.
The freedom this functionality would provide would be incredible. You’d no longer be bound by geography when it comes to work, family, or really anything else. Want beignets for breakfast? Travel instantly to New Orleans and Cafe du Monde. Feel like an afternoon swim in the ocean or drinks on the beach? How does Hawaii sound? A slice of NY style pizza for lunch? There’s no reason to go to the pizza shop by your office when you could go get the real thing in NYC, and be back in plenty of time for your 1 PM meeting. Want to be close to your parents, so that you and your kids can spend more time with them? Hey, there’s no need to move to their city, just visit instantly, whenever you want…
Personally, the answer to this question comes down to where do you want to lay your head down at night, and where do you want to wake up in the morning? Or perhaps this: when you look out the windows of your home, what do you want to see?
For me, the answer is that I would live in the mountains. Probably Colorado, because that’s what I know best. But perhaps I’d stay right where I am for a year or so, until I had a chance to explore other mountainous areas.
So how about it, where would you live, and why?
Hmm...I thought I'd get at least one reply on this. Lame.
Posted by Bryan on 7/25/2009 11:09:40 AM