In a modern world, this may prove impossible, but I'd love to live in a big, quiet city.

    • no sirens

      • then how do emergency vehicles notify other cars and the neighbourhood that they're on their way? No real good answer to that.

    • no helicopters or planes

      • then how do we get traffic reports and get people to and fro'?

    • no clock bells or whistles (steamclocks)

    • quiet rail or electric trolley transportation

    • in the office/bus/theatre:

      • ringers on silent

      • people talking to each other only so that the recipient can hear them

      • no audible notification of messages sent and received (IM, email, Twitter, etc.)