[ExI] Summer weather and COVID-19

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat May 23 20:04:14 UTC 2020

Well, you wanted cheap.  Living in a basement is not anyone's idea of a
white picket fence and a dog.  But you are close to city parks and other
entertainments, which you are not in the suburbs or further out where the
lower classes live because of the high cost of living closer.

You are talking about the upper crust, eh?  Forty acres and a mule were the
dream once.  Now it's half an acre and a miniature donkey. (or, in the
paper today, living in a house with 60 dogs, four goats, 7 cats, 15 birds,
and a skunk, and more animals outside - arrested for cruelty - she had
spayed or neutered all of them to her credit, but the skunk probably made
the smell of four goats rather tolerable by overwhelming the other odors -
talk about mucking out...).

Your ideas sound good to me, but what do I know?

bill w

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 2:30 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> *From:* extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> *On Behalf
> Of *William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat
> *Sent:* Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:33 AM
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> *Cc:* William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> *Subject:* Re: [ExI] Summer weather and COVID-19
> >…Rather than cars, I think of food.  Already existing in places are
> highrise buildings where produce is grown under sun and artificial light.
> Why not combine the building with apartments for the workers there?  Why
> not build places where you just walk across the hall to go to work?
> Support staff will live in basements, which can be several stories deep.
> Solves many problems such as transportation to work.  Ban private vehicles
> - use all public buses and trains.  I am quite sure that I did not steal
> these ideas from anyone and also sure that they are not unique.  bill w
> General answer: most people who want to raise a family do not want to do
> that under those conditions.  Common pattern: people have a high-voltage
> career in one of the city-center high rise office buildings, and commute to
> the suburbs.  I am thinking of ways to enable that.  Drive a personal car
> to a staging area, get on board one of these electric pods, ride that the
> last 5-10 km.
> I am viewing it from an engineering point of view.  This would include
> such practical challenges such as having these individual pods go into a
> subway tunnel, then roll aboard a moving platform, like an escalator, flat.
> spike
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