(NEXSTAR) – In the utopian city of the future, school, work and your local shops will all be within 15 minutes of your home. This house will be in an unidentified location in a city of five million that does not yet exist on any map.
The future city of Telosa is the brainchild of Jet.com founder Marc Lore, who later worked as an executive for Walmart. Lore envisions a brand new sustainable city that will launch with around 1 million people by the end of the decade. According to the project’s website, the city would grow sustainably over the next 40 years to encompass 150,000 acres and house 5 million people.
Lore says the city will be centered on a new iteration of capitalism that he calls “fairness,” the idea that all of society shares success equally, rather than a model in which the success of a few. promotes a growing equality gap. The word Telosa refers to the Greek concept of something fulfilling its highest purpose.
âWhen I look 30 years from now, I imagine that fairness is serving as a model for other cities and even the world,â Lore says on the Telosa website.
The proposal is supported by futuristic urban renderings from the Bjarke Ingels group, known for creating innovative housing complexes in Denmark and New York, as well as large office projects from Google.
According to the website, the city would use autonomous vehicles and focus on a density that ensures a high quality of life while keeping amenities close by.
There are still a few details of the project to be worked out, not the least of which is the $ 400 billion in funding needed to build the city.
There is also the question of where Telosa will be built. According to the New York Post, Lore’s team is exploring Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Texas and the “Appalachian region” as possible sites.