HS2 – Except For Viewers In Scotland

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Thanks to Ross Aitchison and Andrew Barr.

Greg Moodie
National Collective

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About Greg Moodie

Greg Moodie is a writer and graphic designer with an impressively ludicrous CV and a poor recollection of anything on it. Technically Dundonian, he says he graduated from the city’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art ‘before the invention of fire’ but that, like Vegas, what happened there stayed there. http://www.tonyboaks.com/

There are 9 comments

  1. Suriani

    Hot Shit 2! Keep London, the rich bits, in the style to which it has become accustomed. Stump up you Scotch, one day, 3000, you too might be a suburb of the Casino Capitalist Capital of the World. So give us your dosh for the Birmingham bit.You’ve stumped up for crossrail and thameslink…..you suckers, oops! You hard working Patriotic Better Togetherers.

  2. Juteman

    I’m amazed that otherwise intelligent folk can’t see what this is all about.
    It is all about high house prices in London, and increasing the range of the commuter belt. Nothing else!

  3. Craig Cockburn

    As someone who lived in London for over 3 years, I am a big fan of public transport when it works and I’m all for public transport over private transport where it makes sense. However what I don’t understand is this constant need to shuffle people long distances to attend business meetings. In 20 years time we will have high speed video links and video conferencing from our phones as routine. We will have immersive video communication with large screen TVs and even haptic interfaces where you can really shake someone’s hand if you feel that is actually absolutely necessary. However for the most part, unless you are having sex with your customers, there’s no need to be in the same room as them as as a society we have a completely unhealthy and backwards attitude when it comes to having to get on transport, spend ages getting somewhere else only to do something that can be done just as effectively at a distance. Public transport or not, this isn’t green at all, it’s a waste of time, money and resources. People living in remote parts of the UK should be able to carry out business in the future just as easily as people in population centres. We should be able to live where we want rather than being stuck on increasingly over crowded cities. We don’t need to go to big cities to even go to university now with the advent of MOOCs. The world of 21 years from now will be a completely different place. 21 years ago I wrote the UK’s first guide to getting online. Look what has changed in that time. Do we want a future where we spend billions on getting from one city to another and save an hour or would we rather spend those billions on quality of life for all and working out how we want to live and work rather than being stuck to Victorian ideas of having to be in the same room as someone to do business? If that was the case, why do so many people outsource work to India?

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