Coming to New Mexico: A Petri Town for Tech Testing

Here’s something interesting: CBS News reports that a technology company wants to get its research out of the lab and into the real world. The company is Pegasus Global Holdings, and they intend to build an uninhabited modern replica city in which they can test new technologies.

“A Washington, D.C.-based technology company announced plans Tuesday to build the state’s newest ghost town, a 20-square-mile model metropolis that will be used to test everything from renewable energy innovations to intelligent traffic systems, next-generation wireless networks and smart-grid cyber security systems.

“Although no one will live there, the replica city will be modeled after a typical American town of 35,000 people, complete with highways, houses and commercial buildings, old and new.”

This just calls out for a story to be set there, doesn’t it?

(image courtesy of David Szondy’s Future City)

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One Response to Coming to New Mexico: A Petri Town for Tech Testing

  1. Eleanor says:

    Hi – I’ve been looking for a way to contact you on your pages. I work for Flights of Fantasy (fof.net), a sf/f bookstore in upstate NY. I love love love Up Against It, and was wondering if you ever get out here and would like to do a signing? Or a joint signing with Steven Gould? Could you please reply to my email v a c i t k at yahoo (without spaces) or at the bookstore’s contact address? We can provide free lodging with cats and food!

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