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The community in Belmont will be designed around high-speed networks, autonomous vehicles, high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and autonomous logistics hubs.
It's unclear how much former Microsoft CEO Gates, who owns Belmont's parent company Cascade Investment, will be involved in the effort.
Belmont Partners, the Arizona-based real investment group that's leading the project, said it will be similar in size to nearby Tempe, Arizona, which has a population of 182,000.
"Envisioning future infrastructure from scratch is far easier and more cost efficient than retrofitting an existing urban fabric," Grady Gammage, a spokesman for the venture said in the statement.
originally posted by: Justso
a reply to: dfnj2015
I think all the homeless people will pour in if they offer lots of freebies. Then, I wonder if Gates will kick them out or just give them all computers.
Probably will be built for their employees-like the song "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford. The Man will own you.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: neo96
Poverty is a big problem. But mass producing ultra efficient planned cities would eventually help fight poverty.
The people with power and privilege have to be convinced the cultural contribution creating by having the millions of suburban masses is worth the price needed to be pay. Everyone loves culture. Culture makes life interesting and fun. Make sure the cities are planned to people living in them are capable of having meaningful work contributing to the culture of society.
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: dfnj2015
No it wouldn't.
'smart' tech put's people out of work.
Take self driving cars alone. Good bye cab drivers.
Good bye limo drivers.
Good bye Truck drivers.
Good bye train engineers.
That's just one smart application.
technology has increased poverty.