Well, the prompt wants me to clone something from somewhere else and bring it to my hometown.
I refuse. Here’s a thing my English lecturer once said: that influence is immoral, because then the influencee is never truly forming their own sense of self. Granted it was in relation to a novel but the principle I think remains the same. My hometown – pardon me, city, is good. I like it. Admittedly I don’t know a great deal about the place, I have my corners and suburbs to which I cling, but I don’t want to drag in other elements.
I’d rather see the city progress on its own, non-cloning terms. If I were to clone a building and bring it here, then how might you differentiate between my home and RandomTown NZ*?
Uniqueness is best. Also, I have a terror of doubles and doppelgangers, and it would be sad if two towns were the doppelgangers of each other. I have a doppelganger, and I know a person who has a doppelganger. It’s not as fun as one might think.
*to the best of my knowledge there is no city, suburb or town in New Zealand called RandomTown.