Cast-off industrial apparatus lives on in new forms—the diner car became the diner restaurant; the beaker becomes the shot glass; the tunnel for the atom smasher becomes a mushroom farm. Why not turn the space shuttle into a bar, as in Star Wars, or a honeymoon hotel?
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Philip E. Ross
Philip E. Ross is a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum. His interests include transportation, energy storage, AI, and the economic aspects of technology. He has a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University and another, in journalism, from the University of Michigan.
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