In another severely misguided “idea” by another rich “investor” (planet-waster), a new city is proposed for the American desert: Telosa. What this represents isn’t being told – more growth, more consumption, more destruction, more wasted resources, more death to the planet.
As hairbrained as this idea is, it’s bound to gain some traction because people have lost all sense of connection to the Earth. For me, to be stuck inside a city (any city, even a high-tech one) would be a miserable nightmare. All I see are working slaves, stuck in cubicles and working inside all the time, pushing paper, computer keys and wasting their lives away on a treadmill of “production” for their corporate masters.
This is living? I don’t think so. Humans did not evolve to sit inside and push keys, or stare at computer screens every day. This idea to build an artificial environment in the driest regions in the country is just plain stupid. This isn’t about building “the future”, it’s about making as much money as possible, creating a place where you are literally chained inside, working away all the productive years of your life and ensuring the maximum amount of profits are generated.
I’ve never liked cities, and of course, still don’t. They represent the worst efforts of human kind to live on this planet. They all require massive energy inputs of food, water, power, labor and fuel to exist. By themselves, they actually produce nothing of intrinsic value, and rely upon what humans have always relied upon – food production to exist. Vertical “farms” growing lettuce and greens cannot possibly grow sufficient calories to feed a city. Grain production will never be “citified”. Cities are built to force people to live on top of one another, stacked cages of frustration and futility.
I’ve lived in several cities, but no more, it’s not for me. The faults of cities haven’t changed one bit, and a newly designed “vision” of a city carries with it all the same problems they’ve always had. Population density for human being evolved around tiny tribal groups compromising 10 – 20 people working together in a tribe. Packing 5 million into a city? This goes against our basic nature. It can only work with massive law enforcement, constant surveillance, endless rules, restrictions and laws, bigger and bigger jails and prisons. Most people don’t realize that none of these things used to exist, they were not needed. There also wasn’t any taxes, wages, permits, licenses or fees. How can you “improve” on that? You can’t, you can only degrade the quality of your living experience further while also wreaking the planet more and more.
I recognize the need to create habitable living spaces, but this is not how to go about it. I also recognize the need to create population centers where needed advancements can be made, but we already have that, they already exist. Proposing another high-density slave city in the middle of the desert to satisfy an investors ego and the greed of others however is just stupid. This will only lead to a furtherance of collapse of the human experiment.