Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Canberra, 2050 a.D.

The other day, Michael Costello, chief of ACTEW , made a very grim statement about the ACT's future. He said that if severe drought persists, Canberra will eventually cease to be a viable place to live in. So, as in JG Ballard's famous novel, The Drought, people would end up moving to the coast, and 'screw the capital'.
Of course it would be a political disaster and a great blow to aussie pride, but I think it's not a matter of 'if' but 'when'. Desalinized water is what some are counting on as the providencial savior. But it's expensive and the coast is far. So everyone would move anyway when they see the first water bill.
Hence, I will put forward my pilot project for the new capital. It will be equally distributed throughout the whole country. O'Connor is to be moved to Cairns. Uni, of course, will go to Sydney. Thus, I'll be forced to work from home. Weston Creek goes to Perth (sorry Juan, it'll be a long way to soccer training). All of South Canberra goes to Adelaide, where they'll blend nicely with the locals. And the Parliament House will sit on top Uluru (a.k.a. Ayers Rock), as a strong political statement from Howard to the Aborigines: 'I've got the power, suckers'.

Addendum: If you want to see a place where this happened before, go to Fatehpur Sikri, India.


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