Simulacra: Conifer

Biodiversity of the future? This cell phone tower disguised as pine tree was spotted by one vigilant observer in Virginia. Personally, I find these fake conifers just as disturbing as their fake christmas tree cousins…. but I have read other viewer’s comments which basically say: “Hmmm, it doesn’t look like a real pine tree, but at least they (the mega-telecommunications companies) are trying….”

“Cell Tower” Originally uploaded by yakfur

Here’s an example of the same species: a cell phone conifer growing on a steep mountainside at Jackson Hole Ski Resort, Wyoming:
(Source: Bob Peters’ Updated Steep-Skiing Guide to Jackson Hole).

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