"Magnasanti" - the Largest Possible Sim City

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Those who have tried their hand at Sim City 3000 will be interested in this video of what is claimed to be the maximum size city possible.  "Magnasanti" has 6 million residents, and required three years to construct.  Vincent Ocasia, the creator, notes that while it is a maximal size city, it is not a utopian paradise:
Technically, no one is leaving or coming into the city. Population growth is stagnant. Sims don’t need to travel long distances, because their workplace is just within walking distance. In fact they do not even need to leave their own block... Suffocating air pollution, high unemployment, no fire stations, schools, or hospitals, a regimented lifestyle - this is the price that these sims pay for living in the city with the highest population. It’s a sick and twisted goal to strive towards. The ironic thing about it is the sims in Magnasanti tolerate it. They don’t rebel, or cause revolutions and social chaos. No one considers challenging the system by physical means since a hyper-efficient police state keeps them in line. They have all been successfully dumbed down, sickened with poor health, enslaved and mind-controlled just enough to keep this system going for thousands of years...

In the video at 6:39, you can see that the population precipitously dies off after age 60.   And, in case you were wondering, the creator says "I am not autistic, or a savant, nor suffer from OCD, or suffer from any other form of clinical mental disease or illness for that matter."

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Heh. I've been a SimCity addict (hate the Sims). I cannot visit or fly over a city without trying to figure out how I would replicate it in the game. I'm fascinated by the grid pattern--want to try it. (I keep trying for utopias, but I really need a national/city park designation in zoning.)
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Wow- I can remember I struggled quite a lot with the 1st SimCity version. The longest period I worked on one city was one whole day.
To get this far and to dive that deep into it... Pretty amazing.
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I guess I was just really hoping you were being ironic, I didn't really think of North Korea as an option because they aren't some engineered spectacle of absurd efficiency (not too many modern cities are comparable, because we don't have simcity3000 technology yet).

It sortof reminds me of a city that would be in "Brave New World", an engineered police state with total control of it's citizens. Most of that video weirded me out, all the small details that guy had to comprehend about the whole game.
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"They don’t rebel, or cause revolutions and social chaos. No one considers challenging the system by physical means since a hyper-efficient police state keeps them in line. They have all been successfully dumbed down, sickened with poor health, enslaved and mind-controlled just enough to keep this system going for thousands of years…"

Wellllll...Stalin would be proud. :-/
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