What Can We Deduce from This Picture?
What can we deduce from this picture?
We notice lots of large buildings, even more small buildings, but very few intermediate-size buildings. If we assume that building size is correlated with organization size, this might mean the city is dominated by a few large organizations that suppress competition. It is the skyline of the capital of a repressive oligarchy.
It might be possible to determine how repressive a government is simply by the urban architecture.
I don't know what city it might be or if it's even on Earth. At first, I thought it might be a future dystopian New York (you can see rivers resembling the Hudson and East rivers) but with more of the harbor filled in, until I realized that meant the sun was setting (or rising) in the north.