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(Humans Invent)   Testing 2.0: The ghost city built to test future technologies - from wireless networks to driverless cars   (humansinvent.com) divider line 25
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2012-05-28 11:58:50 AM  
To repeats...
 
2012-05-28 12:08:26 PM  
Cookie disclaimer? What will the EU nannies think of next.
 
2012-05-28 12:19:19 PM  
This should be a boon to manufacturers of lead-lined refrigerators.
 
2012-05-28 01:07:48 PM  

Hand Banana: Cookie disclaimer? What will the EU nannies think of next.


What the fark is that?
 
2012-05-28 01:20:05 PM  

steamingpile: Hand Banana: Cookie disclaimer? What will the EU nannies think of next.

What the fark is that?


People have to get your consent to collect data on you. You want to track users? Tell them youare tracking them.
 
2012-05-28 01:25:55 PM  

Norfolking Chance: steamingpile: Hand Banana: Cookie disclaimer? What will the EU nannies think of next.

What the fark is that?

People have to get your consent to collect data on you. You want to track users? Tell them youare tracking them.


Its the internet that's the trade off for free articles/videos/porn!!!!!!

The trick is to hide who you really are.
 
2012-05-28 01:59:59 PM  
This is retarded. Why build a whole new city just to test these technologies? Test it in current cities because you are eventually going to have to implement them in real cities.

Want to test wireless communication? Rig up a couple city blocks
Smart power grid? Go to a remote location and test it. Then go to a slightly more populated area and test. And so on.
Driverless cars? Already being tested in certain states on actual roads.
New sources of energy? Fund geothermal plants for small towns. Or solar plants. Not only do you test your technology, but you help people now and give them a glimpse of the future.

What a waste of a billion dollars.
 
2012-05-28 02:01:38 PM  
How do I apply to be Sheriff Carter?
 
2012-05-28 02:02:55 PM  

Gunslinger At Heart: How do I apply to be Sheriff Carter?


First you have to chase your ne'er do well daughter...
 
2012-05-28 02:28:19 PM  
20 years from now this city will be the capital of the glorious robot empire.
 
2012-05-28 03:31:50 PM  

XMark: 20 years from now this city will be the capital of the glorious robot empire.

edge.ebaumsworld.com
 
2012-05-28 04:54:45 PM  
i2.listal.com
 
2012-05-28 05:13:01 PM  
How many nickles will we need to get... Damn you urban.derelict!
 
2012-05-28 05:21:44 PM  
New Mexico- What a great place to test the future of EMP weaponry away from populated sites.
 
2012-05-28 06:19:01 PM  
So the machines have their own city now.

IT HAS BEGUN.
 
2012-05-28 06:29:45 PM  

FEMA Camp #1?
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2012-05-28 06:52:07 PM  
I'm guessing Wheaton's already en route. He needs to get there first, before Fargo can mess everything up.
 
2012-05-28 06:53:58 PM  

Gunslinger At Heart: How do I apply to be Sheriff Carter?


I was wondering if they were going to call it Eureka 2.0
 
2012-05-28 06:56:15 PM  
Will the government be able to get property tax form each residence and business? or just one big lump sum business?
 
2012-05-28 08:35:39 PM  

Hand Banana: Cookie disclaimer? What will the EU nannies think of next.


Actually, the website is currently not following the EU's cookie directive, as of 26 May 2011 websites in the UK (where this website was registered) should in fact give an opt-out option with their cookies, this was extended to this year but still, only giving a "continue" option is somewhat displeasing
 
2012-05-28 08:50:27 PM  
buckler: This should be a boon to manufacturers of lead-lined refrigerators.

Shakes tiny fist
 
2012-05-28 09:37:42 PM  

urban.derelict: [i2.listal.com image 500x338]

Ok, it wasn't just me.
 
2012-05-28 11:40:40 PM  

ActionJoe: This is retarded. Why build a whole new city just to test these technologies? Test it in current cities because you are eventually going to have to implement them in real cities.

Want to test wireless communication? Rig up a couple city blocks
Smart power grid? Go to a remote location and test it. Then go to a slightly more populated area and test. And so on.
Driverless cars? Already being tested in certain states on actual roads.
New sources of energy? Fund geothermal plants for small towns. Or solar plants. Not only do you test your technology, but you help people now and give them a glimpse of the future.

What a waste of a billion dollars.


OMG, no kidding, right?
And what's with testing stuff on animals? Eventually you're going to have to test it on people! Just skip to the good stuff!
 
2012-05-29 01:29:33 AM  

timbrr_wolf: I was wondering if they were going to call it Eureka 2.0


I thought they'd decided to call it the the Farsight Community.

politedissent.com
 
2012-05-29 12:20:21 PM  

ActionJoe: This is retarded. Why build a whole new city just to test these technologies? Test it in current cities because you are eventually going to have to implement them in real cities.

Want to test wireless communication? Rig up a couple city blocks
Smart power grid? Go to a remote location and test it. Then go to a slightly more populated area and test. And so on.
Driverless cars? Already being tested in certain states on actual roads.
New sources of energy? Fund geothermal plants for small towns. Or solar plants. Not only do you test your technology, but you help people now and give them a glimpse of the future.

What a waste of a billion dollars.


They're doing a smart power grid, which has real world implications if it fails. What if your smart power grid shuts off all power in a three county area because it screws up? And the old people die because they don't have air conditioning? What if you need to install all sorts of sensors in the grid to correctly control your test? Go into people's houses and stick stuff in their outlets? What if you're trying to engineer it to handle the worst case scenario? Wouldn't it be nice to have a place to actually run a worst case scenario before you roll it out?

Driverless cars like you're talking about are ones that have laser rangefinders and other crap on them to monitor their surrounding environment, with no centralized control of traffic. In a town like this, they can work out a centralized traffic control system for a different kind of driverless car.

As far as the telecoms go, they tried to just piggyback their stuff into an existing area. FTFA:
"We were looking at next generation wireless networks. It wasn't for military use so we couldn't test it on a military base, and there weren't any smart networks at the time. We would have had to attach it to a standard network but we couldn't find anyone who was willing to allow us to run test data for fear of disrupting their customer service."

The new energy sources thing just seems to go hand-in-hand with everything else they're doing. They're going to have to power this thing somehow, and it's already so research-focused, they might as well extend the research into power generation, along with power delivery and communications.
 
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