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Tomorrow’s IT tested in world’s first science ghost town

The world’s future technology is to be tested at the first ever scientific ghost city.

Built in New Mexico in the southern US states, the billion dollar experiment will test everything from intelligent traffic systems and next-generation wireless networks to automated washing machines and self-flushing toilets.

The town will be modelled on the real city of Rock Hill, South Carolina, complete with roads, houses and commercial buildings, old and new.

No one will live there, despite the houses all boasting all the mod-cons of contemporary living, as the whole point of the city is to enable researchers to test new technologies on existing infrastructure without interfering in everyday life.

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