Daily Deviation
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Worth enough?
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Published: December 29, 2007
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So I started this image nearly a year ago and enjoyed it all the time:) Hope you will enjoy the looking....its personal work. Original size is 3500x4668, it would be allowable as print.

And chek out some of the hires crops here :) enjoy!
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TinkerTanker44432's avatar
TinkerTanker44432Hobbyist Digital Artist
This would be great for a fantasy novel... thanks for the idea!
Tevinter1's avatar
Finally found the original version.
M0thmann's avatar

I made an account just to express my appreciation of this work of art. It is truly astounding.

SlyFlySpyGuy's avatar
SlyFlySpyGuyHobbyist Writer
I'd rather live outside the wall.
Yuli-Ban's avatar
Yuli-BanStudent Writer
I'd rather live in the city, but I'll come down to visit.
SlyFlySpyGuy's avatar
SlyFlySpyGuyHobbyist Writer
Too many laws, too many societal rules, too many people. I like simplicity.
BornOnTheNinth's avatar
I assume that the villagers are there by choice, because were they exiled from the city they would have moved farther away. It could be that the people in the village willingly rejected modernity due to ideological reasons, or they could simply be practicing living history (portraying people from the past to educate others on this lifestyle). 
timeshark's avatar
Great concept, well done ^^
josh42042's avatar
this is my favorite artwork of all time!
Yuli-Ban's avatar
Yuli-BanStudent Writer
My headcanon: this is some time in a fully automated future society where all basic needs are met and the economies and social structures of the present are basically extinct. Because of this, many people are finally able to do what they want to do with their lives, and in some cases, that means recreating ancient ways of living. So some choose to live on the outskirts of a futuristic megacity, basically living the way their ancestors did many thousands of years ago.

We can't do this today without facing hefty repercussions since labor is, for the most part, not automated and thus humans are required to keep society functioning, hence why we shame those who are lazy or choose not to work. Yet we also have surprisingly regressive ideas on automation, thinking that not working entirely would make us depressed despite the fact that societies with few working hours actually have much higher productivity and happiness and it's in those with much more working hours that the idle tend to be depressed.
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SirKalachnikovHobbyist Digital Artist
thats CAPITALISM!!
mediding's avatar
Both are happy in different ways.
guisampaio2008's avatar
Nope, the village is certainly unhappy with their lifestyle.
BornOnTheNinth's avatar
It does not appear that way. Their homes and bridges look sturdy, and the ones around the fire especially seem content with their lives.
Yuli-Ban's avatar
Yuli-BanStudent Writer
In a world where machines do all necessary labor, people will be allowed to do what they want without feeling depressed. And if they want to live ancient lifestyles, why not? 
Hence why they're probably enjoying this.
mediding's avatar
Well, the village has to work a lot every day and is probably more susceptible to disease, but working with their hands next to their families and nature is probably a good emotional boost, since we did evolve from animals. The city has abundant food, entertainment, transportation, and jobs that don’t stress the body. However, there is probably a lot of (crippling) depression, since people are often working their jobs, making it hard to stay together as a family and make friends, and since so many luxuries without any work causes a lack of fulfillment.
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Rx925Hobbyist
I'm a huge fan of sci-fi concepts like this. Where there are groups of people in the future who say, "Nah, fuck it." to advancing technologies and pretty much decide to live in a medieval level society. Sort of like the Amish in a way. It gets even better when the two cultures are in close proximity to one another. I'd like to think that the material wealth and high level of technological advancement would start to make the people of the high level society softer, which would necessitate them recruiting people from the medieval society into their military because of how much more rough their lives would likely be. That could make for a very interesting dynamic. 
TheUbberSheep's avatar
Ho-ly crap, that is some amazing artwork! :O
WorldsandCenturies's avatar
Weird coming across the original post for a picture you've seen dozens of times in other places. 
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princedavid-artHobbyist General Artist
What's the story of this?
Coswyn's avatar
CoswynProfessional Interface Designer
What's the largest that a print of those will clearly print at?
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