Now they’ve released plans for a marine-based floating city, tethered to the ocean floor by a spiral structure that would mine energy from the earth’s surface via methane-generating micro-organisms and thermal energy conversion. The city, which will exist in a massive glass dome, could house 5,000 people, and with the power drawn from the ocean floor, would be self-sustaining. The city could be retracted underwater in the case of a storm.
The developers believe this futuristic Atlantis would only take five years to build, starting from when we have the technology for it (which they say we can expect in about fifteen years). It won’t be cheap—they are currently estimating it would cost about $25 billion to build…..
…But Shimizu is adamant that their plan is possible.
“This is a real goal, not a pipe dream,” spokesperson Hideo Imamura told the Guardian. “The Astro Boy cartoon character had a mobile phone long before they were actually invented—in the same way, the technology and knowhow we need for this project will become available.”
It’s true, we can now make hoverboards as predicted by Back to the Future. Why not an insane underwater city?
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