Why living underwater is a terrible idea (for now)
PLEASE DO NOT SEND THIS TO ELON MUSK.
8800! Wonderful! As usual, so interesting. I hope we get creative quickly because climate change is here and we are going to need some very creative solutions.
If there is one thing I have learned about infrastructure in my 74 years it is that funding is secured for a design life of 40 years, then the thing starts to break apart after 10. A patchwork repair approach is taken for the next 10 years then the whole thing is demolished at 27 years in. How does that work on a Lilypad?
Really, whether it's underwater or Mars, it's still condemning yourself to life in a cramped cell, plus (maybe?) video games. Bon voyage, folks!
I loved the idea of underwater towns as a kid. The reason? My favourite LEGO set themed "Underwater City", I guess.
Great newsletter! I mean Bioshock! What's not to love about that? Also, where do I make my reservation for Lilypad?
OK but who suggested tens of thousands of people could be "displaced by rising sea levels" and have they met many scientists? How many cities are at the bottom of the seas and oceans and how close to the high water mark are we now (pretty close)
BioShock!! How’d I miss this post?? LOL. Excellent job as always, Mike!