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Reality - Billions Living in Poverty Conditions
Ethics - Tolerance, Democracy, Helpfulness, Non-Idolatry
Aesthetics - Car-free Cyber-Communities 
Each line is a walkable way
Each space between lines contains modular spaces
for residence work commerce institutions
or open space
The entire structure is a matrix conducting all
that must move in and out of spaces
Surfaces are like lego pieces in the sense that they all fit together
and are standardized and flexible in terms of their relationships
The large areas toward the center are
spaces for the use of the whole community
recreation sports celebrations infirmaries town hall
  The distance from edge to edge is one mile
Three or four levels is the maximum height
Most elements of an urban existence are found in each community
The community enables local economies to develop naturally
Education is scaled down to many nodes with small class sizes
in high tech spaces with multiple uses 24/7
Sharing of public spaces is assumed
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