The Rain Room is a 100 square metre field of falling water which visitors are invited to walk into. Sensors detect where visitors are standing, and the rain stops around them, giving them an experience of how it might feel to control the rain.
This is good but I can’t stand the cancer causing traffic, noise, danger, and dystopian sprawl I would be subjected to. My new invention idea for today is a balloon one can hold on to by string that holds all the things you want to take with you. When you get inside it to sleep in its cushioned interior, you have ample mass to weigh it down and can tie it to trees. Another variation on this would be a backpack with a weather balloon attached to lighten the load. This is how I would like to travel someday. Not to see a single road but walk to California by mountain ridge and wilderness only.
That is awesome! But I’d jump on, peddle two blocks, and call it a day.
The images pieced together in the news — of corruption, poverty, violence and crime — are grim, but they don’t capture the full, textured reality of life in Mexico. As there are approximately 33.7 million Mexican-Americans living in the United States today, it is worth thinking more about what the country looks like beyond the headlines.