The young (under 17) population of the City of San Francisco is 107,524 today, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures. And declining. A rapid estimate says that San Francisco will shrink to about 700,000 in the next generation. What will happen to the gigantic infrastructure that former generations built up? It will be unnecessary and unmaintainable, and will decay like Detroit. Or it will serve and enjoyed by another race, that will wonder about the giants that built those canyons, bridges, pyramids and other monuments. No one will remain to lament the disappearance of those millions who live to enjoy and have no interest in the future.
There is much intelligence and creative work going on today in San Francisco. Pity that it will soon fall silent and forgotten.