‘Technik’ and the City: How Urban Centers Like New York and Tokyo Are Becoming Info-States – The Daily Beast

To what extent are cities acting like states?  Is technology really changing the dynamic of social, political, and economic realities in a major way? Parag and Ayesha Khanna make the case:

The rise of the info-state is about not only money and technology, but also loyalty and collective identity. As the Canadian scholar Daniel Bell argues, we are entering an age of “civic-ism,” in which pride in one’s city supersedes national patriotism. The “city-zen” is the new citizen. We identify ourselves as much or more as New Yorkers as Americans—and so many expats and immigrants in New York feel the same way.

via ‘Technik’ and the City: How Urban Centers Like New York and Tokyo Are Becoming Info-States – The Daily Beast.

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