[ExI] portable toilets, was: RE: Watch robots make pizzas from start to finish at an automated pizzeria

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 19:49:14 UTC 2021

Don't like to be a cynic, but if you build housing for the homeless it will
fill up immediately and more people will come from all over.  I am reminded
of schools that were too small before they were completed.

"Let's all go to Santa Clara county - free housing, free food........"   Is
there anything to stop this from happening?

The only way I see anything like this happening is for it to be done on the
federal level.  They can print as much money as is needed.

bill w

On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 2:37 PM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 12:12 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> The problem with creating a homeless high-rise in SF (or anywhere else in
>> California) is that environmentalists and Native Americans have grown quite
>> highly skilled in finding ways to prevent buildings from going into place
>> without huge sums of money changing hands.  Businesses have that.  Homeless
>> advocacy groups do not.  Governments will not.
> Governments do - and they can also craft legislation to thwart said
> interference.  See certain legislative proposals from California's YIMBY
> groups.
>> It is easily foreseeable that the homeless problem will continue to
>> spiral out of control until previously-inconceivable solutions will be
>> pressed into service.  An example of this will be turning places like
>> Darwin California into relocation destinations for those found in urban
>> camping situations.
> Indeed.  One could imagine a million-person housing unit (nearly an
> arcology), part of which is set aside for the otherwise-homeless.  There
> are sites within Santa Clara County where such could be built - along with
> dedicated commuter rail, on the assumption (and to try to encourage the
> situation) that the majority of residents will take mass transit if they do
> not work in (or within walking distance of) the housing unit.  Also
> included would be a large school (or possibly multiple), a hospital, and a
> police station.  With a million people living there (even if most may be
> poor), commercial support such as a grocery store would inevitably pop up
> next door.
> Doubtless, some of the pseudo-environmentalists you mention would have
> fits at the mere thought of a million person housing unit, plus support
> buildings, anywhere in California.
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