Border Crossings (2010)

These maps represent three areas of the United States predicted by Herman Kahn and Anthony Wiener in 1967 to become megalopolises by the year 2000. These areas — Boswash, Chipitts and Sansan — are coastal regions whose boundaries are revealed here by the borders (and border-crossings) of US hertzian space.

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Colors show type of broadcast:

AM Radio 535—1705 kHz

FM Radio 88.0—108.0 MHz

Television 54—72 MHz 76—88 MHz 174—216 MHz 470—608 MHz 614—698 MHz

Data from the FCC and NOAA; broadcast bubbles current as of 2006—2007.