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Another bonkers billionaire plans to save mankind, but this woke city of Telosa sounds more like a socialist hell than utopia

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25.09.2021

There’s nothing creepier than some oddball billionaire planning to build his own utopia where everything’s eco-perfect, life’s a breeze and everyone lives forever, like some ‘Stepford Wives’ meets ‘The Truman Show’ meets ‘Citizen Kane’ hell on Earth.

For the truly weird mega-wealthy nerds, like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, the dreams of civilisation as they imagine it stretch far beyond the boring blue planet we currently call home, with colonies of wealthy space-dwelling expats living the high life on Mars, while indentured AI robots mine red rocks and precious metals to send back to Earth to fund their lifestyles.

Elsewhere, however, there are dreamers whose ambitions might be more modest and worldly, but their egos are still definitely outsized. There’s Saudi Arabia’s leader, Mohammad bin Salman, who has hopes of starting work later this year on building Neom, a futuristic, high-tech city built in the arid northwest of his kingdom, full of pedestrian walkways, gardens, fountains and hi-tech wizardry. In the desert.

And now Marc Lore, the former Walmart executive and e-commerce billionaire from Diapers.com, has announced his scheme to build his ideal city of the future smack bang in the middle of Nowheresville, USA. The exact location, you see, is still to be confirmed although the new city does have a name – Telosa. Me neither (though apparently it derives from an ancient Greek word meaning ‘highest purpose’).

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