Who would you vote to live in Epcot?

Epcot was supposed to be a creative space where the brightest minds in many different disciplines would gather together to advance technology and improve the design of our larger cities. It was quite a stretch for even Walt Disney. Walt had so much success with creating movies and a theme park where people could leave feeling better than when they arrived, other than exhausted, from all of the walking in his theme park.  From what I have researched, Walt had a pretty positive outlook on life. I’m not saying he was always right or eternally happy. He pushed himself and others to get the most out of them. He was not an easy man to work for, but many people still want to work for the company or subsidiaries that he started.

Walt Disney Company Animation Team
Walt Disney Company Animation Team

A place to let your creative side out

Epcot was to be that creative space where the mind could flourish. There would hopefully be synergy when you put a bunch of talented and creative people together, giving them the tools necessary to make these ideas a reality. In the original plan, there would also be residential and commercial areas within the city. You would work and live in Epcot. This would be a vast planned community, not just for appearances, but a way of life, a model city that hopefully other cities in America would want to copy so that we could break the cycle of crime and many of the problems that we are having with our inner cities.
Nowadays, you hear the word ‘Creative Space,’ and it has come to mean a place where techy people gather to create new things.  Most of the ones that I am familiar with are merely a place to use Wifi and your laptop wearing earbuds while being charged by the hour, day or the month. Good grief, you can do that at home for much less money. Collaboration is the key as well as having tools to take these ideas from napkin to reality. Everything can’t simply be done on a laptop, but this is what I see most of these spaces being used for. I don’t know about you, but a laptop is good for putting your ideas somewhere, just like this blog or researching what others are doing, but as we all know, you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. It requires actually meeting with people and hitting the pavement or the laboratory to do the testing and then performing the actual work.

Who are the creative minds that would live in Epcot?

Today, who are the creative minds that you would want to bring to Epcot? I’m talking the original concept of Epcot, not the theme park we know today.

Let me know who you think would be an inspiration to a modern-day Epcot by category.

20 thoughts on “Who would you vote to live in Epcot?”

  1. This looks very cool! I adore places like that: co-workings, creative spaces, etc… Even if you know no one there, there is however a very special creative and inspiring atmosphere 🙂

  2. I agree with your point, you can’t believe everything you read on the internet, in fact, nowadays it is hard to believe anything it says at all. Interesting to read about Epcot, thank you for sharing!

  3. Yes sometimes we really need to keet other people for better knowledge and sharing of ideas. Laptop and internet is not always everything.

  4. To be honest I don’t know much about the original concept of Epcot. I would have to look more deeply into this subject, but because I love history and arts I would vote for that.

  5. A creative space isn’t always necessarily about collaboration. Most “hubs” around the world are for people working on their own projects ie web design, copy writing etc. It’s an affordable way of travelling the world which is why Digital Nomads choose to do it that way rather than “doing that at home.” Great piece though. Enjoyed your writing style.

  6. Interesting read. I don’t think I would want to live in Epcot, I like my toasty apartment here in Japan just fine.

  7. Well this one is such unique post. I would like to live in this type of place where you can show your creativity.

  8. We also have many creative spaces/coworking spaces here in the Metro which become so popular. I support this kind of ideas.

  9. I didn’t really know anything about Epcot before reading this. If we’re looking at who should go in I’d genuinely agree with another comment on here – people from each class. However, I’d lean more to working class and underprivileged. There’s so much talent that never gets noticed because they don’t have the background or money to get “in the frame” – wouldn’t it be great if they got this sort of chance?

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