I took the photo at left in November 2024 while traveling on Amtrak near Suisun City, downriver from Rio Vista. The rendering at right shows how the Silicon Valley billionaires want to develop in this countryside.

The Sacramento Delta is one of the richest agricultural areas in the world. It’s also a major resting point for migratory waterfowl on the Pacific Flyway. You’d think that some of the most creative people in tech could come up with a concept more appropriate to this place. Or maybe it just shouldn’t be developed.