A $400 Billion City in the U.S. Desert

The latest futuristic city concept attracting attention on the internet is known as Telosa.

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January 10, 2023, 10:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


The video above, by Tomorrow’s Build, introduces Telosa, a futuristic master planned effort designed for “somewhere in the U.S. desert” at an estimated cost of $400 billion. As noted in the video, Telosa would be built on an economic system known as equitism, defined on the Telosa website as “An economic system in which citizens have a stake in the city’s land — as the city does better, the residents do better.”

Billionaire Marc Lore is the driving force behind the idea, with Bjarke Ingels Group doing the design work. As discussed in the video above, Telosa backers hope to have 50,000 people living in the city by 2030, with eventual plans to grow to a population of 5 million people. Plans for Telosa were first revealed in 2021.

Telosa joins the ranks of other futuristic city-building efforts underway around the world, including The Line in Saudi Arabia, the Floating City in South Korea, and Akon City in Senagal.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 in Tomorrow’s Build via YouTube

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