[FoRK] Please, don't move them to Texas

Stephen D. Williams sdw
Thu Jan 5 13:45:30 PST 2006


In Texas as in most states, people are pretty sparsely housed.  Try 
Manhattan density on a Texas scale and see how that fares.  If you have 
bedrock, you can do Manhattan / Chicago buildings.  It would even be 
cooler at higher altitudes.  All you need are hovercars.

sdw

Russell Turpin wrote:
> Kevin Elliott <k-elliott at wiu.edu>:
>> Every person on earth could fit in a massive suburb the size of Texas...
>
> It's time to call bullshit on this oft-repeated factoid.
> The city of Houston has a population of 2,012,626
> in an area of 1,558 km^2. The state of Texas has
> a total area of 696,241 km^2.
>
> If you do the math, it would take a mere 900 million
> people -- not even the population of China -- to
> expand the city of Houston to the borders of the
> entire state.
>
> And that really would be hell on earth. Sometimes,
> it seems inevitable.
>
> Now me? I have  proposal to save the gulf
> coast. Let's ban air conditioning within ten miles
> of the shore. You can have Houston. Let's save
> Kemah and Galveston and Palacios. ;-)
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> FoRK mailing list
> http://xent.com/mailman/listinfo/fork



More information about the FoRK mailing list