Not So Sexy

In response to Phil’s love for ‘futurist porn’, I must say that I as well love the dreamy specs of future human eco-worlds.

Like look at how pretty and dreamy this one is…:

WaitWAIT, that’s not a spec, that’s a real picture! EEk, Dubai you crazy!

Pictoral outline of why Dubai scares the HELL out of everything human in me: http://www.dubai-architecture.info/DUB-GAL1.htm

To quote the last line of the page: “WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON OVER THERE?”

Also, a funny list of Top 20 Reasons Not to Move to Dubai  (not to be taken seriously/ who is this guy?) http://www.escapeartist.com/efam/94/art_20_Reasons_Not_Move_to_Dubai.html

One that boggles my mind: There’s no standard address system (in a city of 1.3 million).

More disturbingly: “foreigners make up about 85 percent of the population and 99 percent of the private work force,” (NYTimes; http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/06/world/middleeast/06dubai.html)

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/11/27-4