I'm thinking time is the other issue at play here.
When Spaceballs came out, other than the film that would eventually become Alien, there were no sci-fi comedies and there weren't any Star Wars parodies of any particular note. It was also still rather uncool to actually be into those things. » 2/08/15 3:27pm 2/08/15 3:27pm

I think the Arcology idea would work really well for a smaller country town as it frees up so much space that can be turned over to other things, such as farming. It also helps people remain in quick contact in case of emergencies.
It's a great idea for smaller communities. » 1/28/15 9:43pm 1/28/15 9:43pm

They start with software that writes software. Suppose, says Berkeley-based AI-maker Steve Omohundro, scientists create software that writes better software than humans. And suppose it gains enough awareness of its own computer program to improve itself. Is there a theoretical limit to how intelligent it can become?…

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To judge from the cut aways, I'm pretty sure the lower 4/5 of that picture is actually meant to be a cut away view of the subterainnean system, not fly overs / ELs.
Other than bullet shaped trains, it honestly doesn't look dissimilar to plans my state level government published for upgrades to our city loop. » 1/09/15 7:00pm 1/09/15 7:00pm