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Sunday, November 29, 2009

I Guess The NYT Hasn't Gotten the Futurological Memo About the Space Elevator, the Robot God, and All Them Skyscraper Farms in the Pipeline

Entering the Superproject Void
Generation after generation, giant public works projects have altered the American landscape. The Erie Canal and the transcontinental railroad come to mind. So do massive urban sewer and sanitation systems, the Tennessee Valley Authority, rural electrification, the Hoover Dam...

For the first time in memory, the nation has no outsize public works project under way…

1 comment:

Dagon said...

You forget space-based solar energy, a project that just started in California, 'wonderful new nanomaterials and production methods', and of course - robotics robotics robotics - some of these 'sufficiently fully functional' to actually marry.