Future Cities: 3D Elevators

Cities are useful because of connectivity. We maximize population density to maximize the benefits of this connectivity. (Of course, it also drives city dwellers mad, but that’s another story.)

The use of the third dimension is for now limited by elevator technology: As skyscrapers get taller you lose more and more space for more and more elevator shafts.

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Keep Your Eyes Open On German Rail Stations

Situational awareness is key. Two incidents: Two North Africans threw a guy on the tracks, then prevented him from getting back up. Operator of incoming train managed to stop in time, a few meters from the victim; then German state attorneys RELEASED THE PERPS the same day.

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