If things had to turn out this way. If the World could have taken different turns. And perhaps, in times past (you know, ancient civilizations, see Cremo et al
) -- perhaps it has.
There does seem something terribly unnatural and inorganic in the way our cities are constructed. Glass, concrete and steel. Yes, they Pyramids and Stonehenge and Michu Pichu are also constructed, and unnatural, but somehow seem more organic.
Which is a bit of a digression, I admit.