Sadly the same cannot be said for our country as we seem to see a movement towards making us a lower resolution country. We have all seen the election maps were they color our states either all red or all blue depending on how that states electoral votes went during the last election. California is often called a BLUE state, but in reality only small areas of the state can actually be characterized this way as many counties up north are strongly RED. But because of cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco their voices get drowned out by the urban areas.
To illustrate this take a look at a map of the 2012 election results at a state level
But now here is the same election at the County level
With more resolution we can see that more areas of the country are actually more conservative than what the state level map would suggest.
As the Federal Government "nationalizes" all the states through regulation and mandates and the States dictate to their counties and cities through similar methods to bow to their authority, we at the bottom have less freedom to express our difference in views and ideas and pursue our own individual paths to happiness. It's like telling all computer users that they don't really need 1920x1080 resolution and we should all go out and buy 1990 14" computer monitors with 480x256 resolution amber green screens again. Sure it can still get the job done in some cases but in many cases it just won't do.
Government doesn't like variety as variety requires too much work to supply. With 300+ million "customers" it's like Henry Fords Model-T joke where he said, "You can get it in any color as long as that color is black!". But unlike Henry Ford, who was forced by competition to supply more than black eventually, government has no competition and therefore black becomes the only color of choice. It's not that government can't supply more variety, it's just a whole lot easier for government to dictate to "the masses" what their "choice" will be and lower the resolution standard than to increase the choices and give us more freedom.
Unless this trend is stopped and we elect politicians who espouse more state and local freedom (ie. Libertarians) we will most likely end up with a country that looks like this
And we will all be crying out in agony.