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Sustainable Ghost Town to be Built in New Mexico Desert

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Washington-based company Pegasus Global Holdings Inc. has announced it will be building a 20-square-mile model city where it can test out new technologies like smart grids, intelligent traffic systems and renewable energy.

A lot of dubious stuff has been going on in New Mexico ever since that whole Roswell alien fiasco. The military is blowing stuff up using missiles, scientologists are building mysterious compounds designed to guide alien visitors, and filmmakers are building sets for films about both of the above. Now, another bizarre project is to be built in New Mexico, one that will hopefully benefit us all. Pegasus Global Holdings is planning to build a facility resembling a midsize American city with¬†“urban canyons, suburban neighborhoods, rural communities, and distant localities” where it will test out its latest technologies.

Dubbed “The Center”, this mysterious complex will be located either near Albuquerque or Las Cruces, giving Pegasus access to interstate corridors, national labs and military installations.¬†“The idea for The Center was born out of our own company’s challenges in trying to test new and emerging technologies beyond the confines of a sterile lab environment.”Pegasus Global CEO, Romert H. Brumley said in a statement. “The Center will allow private companies, not for profits, educational institutions and government agencies to test in a unique facility with real world infrastructure, allowing them to better understand the cost and potential limitations of new technologies.” The creepiest part about all this is that the model city will be totally empty…

via Cnet

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