Rob Lang makes a number of predictions in the Las Vegas Sun about how he sees the city evolving in the next ten years. I love this kind of writing for it’s ability to inspire people, and also because I know how amusing it will be to read ten years from now (whether the predictions come true or not). Lang doesn’t address the water issue in this article, but here are a few predictions I think are worth talking about:
- Las Vegas will become the centre of solar energy innovation
- High-speed rail between Las Vegas and Los Angeles and a new highway from Vegas to Phoenix will shrink the region and produce the Sun Corridor
- The new CityCenter development will do for Vegas what Rockefeller Center did for New York
It’s nice that this is in the Las Vegas Sun, rather than just the musings of Douglas Coupland or some blogger. It will take serious entrepreneurship by individual actors to make solar THE industry in Vegas, so hopefully they’re reading this now and planning to fill the gaps in Lang’s predictions. I still think the water issue is going to make or break Vegas in the next ten years though.