The Inmates are running the Asylum
Probably goes for this blog too in some quarters. But, this morning, I am flummoxed. And friends, it takes quite a bit to get me fully flummoxed. It hasn’t really happened that often in my 71 years. I have been nonplussed any number of times but flummoxed is near nuclear. There is a new government project that has accomplished the flummoxing. Throwing a few academics in the mix took it up that exponential quantity to truly flummox.
It is part of Putting America back to Work and is a novel solution to helping out the depressed housing and building industry. It will be a laboratory for smart traffic control. The list of features seem endless for this “community” for 35,000
lucky residents (not sure what to put here) in a town a fictional Mayberry could aspire having. It is going to be a little Edan. But, you and I (and everybody else) won’t get a chance to live there.
This government fund project will be built in New Mexico. The examples are ridiculous in what it can/will/proposes to provide.
It will have smart traffic control but no traffic. It will let them study energy requirement in unoccupied houses. It will have store and service business with nobody needing their services. It reminds me of a fantastic model railroad miniature built full size. But this little layout will be 20 square miles.
If it is really important to study what heating at 78 or 68 results in, do they need to build 100’s of vacant houses? With all the foreclosures, there are plenty of vacant ones available for their study at bargain prices. It could be done in different climates than just the one. Just throw the solar on the roofs. They could be operational next week for a fraction of the cost.
Correct me if I am wrong but to study human activity don’t you need humans?