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Offline dutch206

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Cyberspace's setting is happening for real!
« on: July 28, 2011, 03:03:48 PM »
In the news today:

"More metro areas are booming into sprawling megalopolises. Barring fresh investment that could bring jobs, however, large swaths of the Great Plains and Appalachia, along with parts of Arkansas, Mississippi and North Texas, could face significant population declines." 

(IIRC, this was reported by the Associated Press)

Can Sprawlgangs and Megacorps be far behind?
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Re: Cyberspace's setting is happening for real!
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2011, 11:12:54 PM »
I loved their timeline of events.

Should've had a Mars supplement.
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Re: Cyberspace's setting is happening for real!
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 10:31:32 AM »
Actually, you can order maps of the surface of Mars from the US Geological Survey.  It's not all that expensive and the maps are very good quality.
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Re: Cyberspace's setting is happening for real!
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 10:22:47 PM »
Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars (Kim S. Robinson) would be a great conversion. They're based on Zubrin's Mission to Mars, IIRC.
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Re: Cyberspace's setting is happening for real!
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011, 07:42:11 PM »
Megacorps are pretty much already here.  The corps already pretty much run the government of the US through pet congress members.  Some corps already have proto-arcologies in other countries (I don't know of any in the US yet).

 

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