Okay, maybe the title slanted this compelling bit of news a little
too far in the conspiracy nut corner. It couldn’t be
helped–a Washington D.C. based tech company has announced plans to build
a whole 35,000 resident simulation city in New Mexico bereft of actual
residents. Its purpose will be technology testing for various clients in
the corporate world, whether they be industrial, scientific, commercial
or all three combined. Is this suspicious? It should be. The project
would cost somewher ein the neighborhood of $200 million. There’s no
word on investors, but Pegasus Global Holdings Inc. might be footing the
bill on its own.
Who are Pegasus Global Holdings Inc.? A contractor apparently. A
little googling reveals their core business is in the ambiguos field of
"risk management” and "strategic solutions” with a special emphasis on
servicing the energy sector. Strategic what-what? The fact that they’re
based in the U.S. capitol and erecting this mysterious city–to be
called The Center–in an area with lots of defense installations (a
missile range for starters) should be compelling enough to warrant an
earnest search for clues.
So while there’s scant evidence that anything fishy will be taking
place in The Center (construction hasn’t even begun yet), it’s a given
that both institutions (read: the military) and big corporations might
be field testing concepts here.
A few readers who’ve bothered to keep tab on this particular story
did point out a few interesting things, like why bother building an
empty uninhabited city when China is full of them. It’s true, the
People’s Republic went on a building craze post-2008 meltdown to offset
the global recession. Thanks to rampant speculation, real estate prices
there have skyrocketed, leaving whole cities bare. So yeah, why not rent
a Chinese city instead?
Source Washington Post