Monday, May 14, 2012
Scientists to build $1 billion smart city where no one will live

The coolest town of all time is about to be built, and no one will live in it. A scientific ghost town that cost a billion dollars will soon be built in New Mexico as a testing ground for futuristic technologies. It won’t only look futuristic like this accidental ghost town, it actually will be.
The city, which will be built in Lea County, will test everything from intelligent traffic systems to next-generation wireless networks. A rendering of it is above.
Something about the idea of a city with self-driving cars going from place to place sans passengers is inherently creepy but also incredibly cool.
The Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation project will be about 15 square miles and is considered the first of its kind.
June 30 is the set date to begin building this incredibly frustrating city that feels like the biggest prank of all time. There’s no telling if people will be able to move in late, but here’s to hoping.

[via] [read more @foxnews] [CITE City] [Image Credit: CITE]

Scientists to build $1 billion smart city where no one will live

The coolest town of all time is about to be built, and no one will live in it. A scientific ghost town that cost a billion dollars will soon be built in New Mexico as a testing ground for futuristic technologies. It won’t only look futuristic like this accidental ghost town, it actually will be.

The city, which will be built in Lea County, will test everything from intelligent traffic systems to next-generation wireless networks. A rendering of it is above.

Something about the idea of a city with self-driving cars going from place to place sans passengers is inherently creepy but also incredibly cool.

The Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation project will be about 15 square miles and is considered the first of its kind.

June 30 is the set date to begin building this incredibly frustrating city that feels like the biggest prank of all time. There’s no telling if people will be able to move in late, but here’s to hoping.

[via] [read more @foxnews] [CITE City] [Image Credit: CITE]

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  1. matt-the-technologist reblogged this from datacenterguru and added:
    That is really cool!
  2. datacenterguru reblogged this from datacenterrealestate and added:
    This is pretty wild.
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  5. futurecurious reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    I would volunteer to live in an experimental smart city!
  6. lovemeans0 reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    Incredibly cool and wicked creepy. // nlz
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    [via] [read more @foxnews] [CITE City] [Image Credit: CITE]
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    Raccoon City - Resident Evil :)
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    Sim City IRL
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