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Trump administration cites augmented reality, satellite broadband as ‘transformative’ infrastructure projects
The Washington Post » The Trump administration wants to spend $20 billion on a range of risky but potentially “transformative” infrastructure projects, such as satellite networks to provide rural broadband, new launchpads for private rockets, and “augmented reality” technologies to visualize and manage urban traffic congestion, a senior official said Wednesday.
The New York Times » Jean Lafitte may be just a pinprick on the map, but it is also a harbinger of an uncertain future. As climate change contributes to rising sea levels, threatening to submerge land from Miami to Bangladesh, the question for Lafitte, as for many coastal areas across the globe, is less whether it will succumb than when — and to what degree scarce public resources should be invested in artificially extending its life.
Curbed San Francisco » Despite a smattering of precipitation this week that included a surprise hail storm, February remains perilously arid in California, and the US Drought Monitor reports that nearly half of the state is in drought conditions and that nearly all of California is dangerously under-hydrated right now.