Why building a billion-dollar ghost town in New Mexico is a great idea!
Innovative project will allow full-scale testing of new technologies.
The future is coming to a New Mexico ghost town that's just waiting to be built. If that sounds a bit strange it's for good reason, after all, why would somebody spend one billion dollars to construct the ghost town of the future?
Proposed by Pegasus Global Holdings, the town will be a privately financed, 15 square mile installation built to house 35,000 potential residents in the desert of New Mexico.
But -- nobody will live there, and that's a good thing.
No residents means the town can be used to scientifically test new technologies without any worry that residents will skew the data or interrupt testing, a genuine problem when testing new technologies in populated areas.
Pegasus Global Holdings hopes to allow the testing of a variety of advanced technologies including green energy technology, intelligent transportation systems, first responder and security technology, and wireless infrastructure. It is expected that clients will come from across the US, and possibly the globe to test new concepts there. Clients will most likely include the government as well as university researchers and private industries (basically, everyone).
The value comes from the ability to provide full testing in the field for new technologies while retaining control of the environment and all critical variables. In that way, developers can accurately assess the efficacy and impact of their projects on a community before taking them live.
While the town will not have any residents, it will have a maintenance crew of about 350 workers while creating several thousand jobs in nearby communities and across the state of New Mexico. It will also attract business to the region, hopefully contributing to an economic boom for residents, particularly in the nearby community of Hobbs.
The town will also have a bustling underground scene, but it won't be filled with hipsters. Alluding to Walt Disney World in Florida, planners have said it will feature an underground network of tunnels and facilities to allow maintenance and research to be conducted below while leaving the testing areas above ground undisturbed.
The project has just started construction, and is funded entirely by private investors.
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