World-class cities do not necessarily have world-class scenes

A place is world-class in a discipline if people who want to be world class in that discipline feel like moving there is the best thing they can do for their career prospects and A scene is world-class if people who want to do new ambitious things in a discipline try to join it from around the world. Both attract ambitious people from around the world but the flavor of that attraction is different.

This may hint at what is happening in San Francisico as of March 2020 - it is still world-class in technology, but the technology scene is no longer world class because people aren’t really pushing the edge. Scenes push the edge of human capability

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