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Bill Gates' "City of Tomorrow" in AZ Desert

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posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 06:19 PM
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According to this article, Bill Gates has purchased 25,000 acres of land in Arizona for his Smart City of Tomorrow. This city is said will be built to be self sustaining and built in a way that it will be able to adapt to future technologies which are on the way. Other modern US cities are not built this way according to the article, whereas, they are not so readily able to adapt to new technologies/methods. In the old ways, cities were/are built around industry(ies), however, in the new way planned for this city, the city will be built around the people. In other words, the people will attract industry; not the other way around. This is possible because of remote technology(ies) which will allow people to be mobile.



Creation of Arcology at Scale With these two ideas, we are talking about arcology at scale. In its ultimate form, this is a self-supporting system consisting of buildings, transport, people, utilities and services. While we often think of an arcology as a single structure, and nothing says you couldn’t build a massive structure much like a castle or fort (and will build space stations and Mars outposts), the underlying concept is one of a self-sustainable entity where people live and work far more safely, happily and efficiently than in a traditional city. The best approach would likely be a largely clean slate concept based on the technologies we have today and anticipating those of tomorrow so that it wasn’t obsolete at completion. You see, one of the huge problems with building something at this massive scale is that in the time it takes to complete the city, much of what was built into it will become obsolete. This suggests a massive move to modular designs and the avoidance of mistakes made by traditional cities like utilities that are cheaply buried and not provisioned for economical upgrades.


So, it sounds like something magic happening in the Arizona Deseret; a city of the future! I wonder what other technologies will be available here? Flying cars? AI robots?, Hologram environments? 3-D printed lifeforms? The article doesn''t go into too much detail as to what technology(ies) will be employed but I think it's gonna be fabulous! What says ATS?

www.itbusinessedge.com...




posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 06:45 PM
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Where have I heard all this before hmm lets see....




posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 06:50 PM
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Depends.
Is it a closed City, in the sense do You have to specifically contribute?
Is there a cost to get in ie only upper class Society (cause of cost)?
So many other questions. Money, Politics, Religion...



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

The article doesn''t go into too much detail as to what technology(ies) will be employed but I think it's gonna be fabulous! What says ATS?

I say, "Eureka"!



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:10 PM
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WestWorld....



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:11 PM
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originally posted by: ATruGod
Depends.
Is it a closed City, in the sense do You have to specifically contribute?
Is there a cost to get in ie only upper class Society (cause of cost)?
So many other questions. Money, Politics, Religion...

Art immigrating life. Eureka, Transcendence, and Elysium, all wrapped up together.



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:13 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe
WestWorld....
That too.

I am sure I have missed thousand that would fit the possibilities.

How much have they already done?



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:42 PM
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In the Arizona desert? Where will they get their water? The drying up Colorado river? It doesn't even reach the sea any more now. Right, build a self sustaining city in the desert. That makes sense.



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: CharlesT

Actually if done right, then water is not an issue. Yes the Colorado is drying up, however, there are ways of getting water from the air if done right, the technology is there, and some of it is old, and the concept is sound. Use the natural environment to where the air is moved into a cooler area, it causes condensation and drips into a storage area, combined with ways to collect from when it rains, and using a means to hold and store water, then to recycle, like a grey water system to recycle for such purposes.



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

Wonder if its connected to something similar below ground?

After all, $21 trillion of unauthorized spending, has to have purchased some fabulous new toys, and also places/bases to keep them.



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 08:04 PM
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originally posted by: sdcigarpig
a reply to: CharlesT

Actually if done right, then water is not an issue. Yes the Colorado is drying up, however, there are ways of getting water from the air if done right, the technology is there, and some of it is old, and the concept is sound. Use the natural environment to where the air is moved into a cooler area, it causes condensation and drips into a storage area, combined with ways to collect from when it rains, and using a means to hold and store water, then to recycle, like a grey water system to recycle for such purposes.


I guess the will recycle their shower, dishwater and pee for drinking. Use their shieat water for fertilizer and growing crops.

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posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: CharlesT
All water on this little blue marble is recycled and has been for a very long time.

It is really amazing when you think about it, and maybe even a little yucky if you think about it too hard.

Earth's Water Cycle



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 09:31 PM
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Not a good idea, and why would someone want to live in a walled city?



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 10:05 PM
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a reply to: CharlesT

If you look at New Mexico, the Earthships, they have been doing their own water purification for a while, where water, both gray and fresh water, in an enclosed system to clean and purify it for consumption, and use for growing of gardens. I have seen the gray water system in operation, where the gray water, that being from sinks, baths, showers, washers, used to water crops, while the black water, is sent out to more of a septic kind of system for other uses. As far as clean water, that would be use of condensation, taking the hot air in and then cooling it down, where the water formed is collected and could be stored in cisterns and the use of catchment systems (Like what is used in the state of Hawaii) to collect water for use. A bit of Ultraviolet light to purify the water and kill off microbial life, run it through a purifying system and thus there is water.

I also found a few items where it uses a wind turbine system to where it allows for the hot air to flow into the ground, where it is cooled and leaves, along with the collection of water, and that is being deployed to areas of the world where there is desert.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 05:00 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

LOL,go visit Arizona one day,and see the endless empty new homes abandon projects,it's real hot and dry,but land is cheap,if your going to lose money at least minumizes losses



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 06:26 AM
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Bill Gates will create a fantasy utopia City of Tomorrow in Arizona



boondoggle .



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 06:52 AM
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originally posted by: CharlesT
In the Arizona desert? Where will they get their water? The drying up Colorado river? It doesn't even reach the sea any more now. Right, build a self sustaining city in the desert. That makes sense.


If it can work in a location with meager resources, its construction could contribute to a moon or Mars base.

If it works.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 09:09 AM
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Super mutants? Have you seen them? They're huge!



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 09:17 AM
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Hopefully the city of tomorrow will not have gates or walls and will freely accept anyone who can stumble into town and definitely not separate any families that wander in.



posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 11:11 AM
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originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: lostbook

LOL,go visit Arizona one day,and see the endless empty new homes abandon projects,it's real hot and dry,but land is cheap,if your going to lose money at least minumizes losses
That's why its the city of tomorrow.



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