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Dear Jeff Bezos, here's your big idea. You can do this.


Jeff Bezos - Forbes http://buff.ly/Y2ja8R

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Jeff you told Charlie Rose you wanted to do something
no one else has done
Alright
Do this

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Hire a team to design a prototype of
what I have called a cyber-community
A diverse multi-purpose community 
of around 10K persons  
car-free 
with urban amenities 
where one lives and works and recreates. 
The design should have the following components
The community should be compact 
no more than a mile from side to side
It should have no stairs
and no more than four levels
It should be built to withstand flood
fire and extreme weather
It should generate and distribute 
the bulk of its own energy
It should collect much of its energy 
in the form of wind and sun
It  should be prefabricated
Its surfaces and walls
should be smart and dupllicable
and easily replaceable
A cyber community
of this sort would have
residences and work spaces
and all the public and commercial
elements we associate with urban life
scaled to the needs of the particular community
Stores would be cyber-kiosks 
where one could access all products
on a large screen
and order them for delivery
Public facilities would be used in common
There would be a public square every 100 yards or so

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Once you get the design and build a model
you will be able to market this as
the wave of an ecologically sane future
When you build your next data center
build one of these

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There is much more on cyber-communities
on this little blog
Believe me Jeff
the person who makes
properly-scaled
integral sustainable living
normative
will have
opened the door to a viable future

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…