Many scientists are planning on building a ghost town in the Southeastern area of New Mexico.
There will be no people in the planned town but will be full of important technology features. The city will cost approximately $1 billion dollars to construct and will be developed in the region of Lea County in New Mexico. The ghost town will be utilized by many researchers to test traffic systems, wireless networks, washing machines that are automated and even toilets that flush by themselves. The Mayor of Hobbs whose name is Sam Cobb elaborates on how the city will serve as a research facility that will benefit and diversify the nearby community.
The Mayor also stated that the site will create many opportunities as they are put on a “world stage”. The construction process is being led by CITE development and it will be the first smart city in the nation without any residents. The ghost town will be built upon nearly 15 square miles near the region of Hobbs. A Managing Director named Bob Brumley states that the construction of the ghost town will be a model of the region of Rock Hill in South Carolina. There will be commercial buildings and highways but no people to occupy them.
Many researchers want to utilize the area to test brand new technologies in a real life environment without actually disturbing the everyday lives of people. Old grids will be tested on while the streets will be utilized for cars that drive themselves. The Senior Manager hopes that the researchers will also stay away from blowing up things as the ghost town will be ruined. The development cost of the project will be around $400 million dollars but the additional investment will cost up to $1 billion dollars.
Overall, the ghost town should serve as an asset to researchers and community members.