From this article:
A "world first" $1bn scientific ghost city will be built in New Mexico to test the latest next-generation technology.
Researchers will use the facility in Lea County, near Hobbs, to look at everything from intelligent traffic systems and next-generation wireless networks to automated washing machines and self-flushing toilets.
The town will be modelled on the real city of Rock Hill, South Carolina, complete with roads, houses and commercial buildings, old and new.
No one will live there, although they could as houses will include all the necessities, like appliances and plumbing.
The point of the town is to enable researchers to test new technologies on existing infrastructure without interfering in everyday life.
they should institute a program to allow people to live there,
And here's the official flyer: The Center for Innovation, Testing & Evaluation (CITE)
Much room for speculation, if you ask me
A perfect place of the future, but no inhabitants that could stress-test the new toys? Come on, what are they really testing there?
test next gen stuff on the city is one thing, but you have to also know how it will effect people. and introduce the variable of the human factor as well.
Edited by SkateZilla (05/11/12 11:15 AM)
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