Friday, 19 March 2021

Nevada smart city: A millionaire’s plan to create a local government

quote [ Jeffrey Berns wants to build a tech oasis in the Nevada desert. Do others share his utopian vision? ]

I can't imagine how this won't go badly...
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[by XregnaR@1:23pmGMT]


Jack Blue said @ 5:08pm GMT on 19th Mar [Score:1 Funsightful]
steele said @ 1:08am GMT on 20th Mar [Score:1 Informative]
arrowhen said @ 11:27pm GMT on 19th Mar
This sounds like the backstory to a Bioshock reboot.
knumbknutz said @ 3:24pm GMT on 20th Mar
Contrary to the article, this is not a new thing. The vast western desert area in the US is full of ghost towns from bright ideas like this. Just take a drive towards Tucson on the I-10 and you'll see occasional exit off-ramps that are unmarked. Follow one of them and you'll see massive deserted housing developments that were built in the late 80's for dumb shit ideas like this.

Awesome how he bought a shit ton of land on top of where they used to do nuclear bomb tests. Rich doesn't equal smart.

Bruceski said @ 5:18pm GMT on 20th Mar
It's on the other side of the state from the Nevada Test Site. Not that you're wrong in everything else, I just like to go to satellite view on Google Maps and look at the craters every once in a while so I know where they are.
steele said @ 4:03am GMT on 21st Mar
Yeah, they're trying to bring back Company Towns. I posted about this a month or so ago.
Nevada bill would allow tech companies to create governments

Planned legislation to establish new business areas in Nevada would allow technology companies to effectively form separate local governments. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan to launch so-called Innovation Zones in Nevada to jumpstart the state’s economy by attracting technology firms, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday.

crwk8 said @ 3:07pm GMT on 22nd Mar
so, basically the plot of 'Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits '

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