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"The more successful a man is, the less likely he is to use uptalk; the more successful a woman is, the more likely she is to use uptalk."
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Speck, the city planner, noted that this type of model is actually more advanced than what most traffic engineers use in real life. In fact, if the calculations the Sims citizens are making were even more complex, the game could have real-world applicability. “They need to consider that if they drive it’ll take them this long, and that they’ll have to pay this much for parking, and that they can’t work in their car but that the train has Wi-Fi, and so on,”What the author misses in this piece is that transportation engineers, land use modelers, and urban planners ARE moving toward micro-simulation models like UrbanSim, PECAS, and Activity Based Transportation models that function much like the individual-level decision making that occurs in SimCity.
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