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2019: First Floating City Starts Construction


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This is a prediction for the year 2019. Plans are currently formulating for the first floating city to be built over the pacific ocean within the next year in a half. These plans are being made and dealt with between the French Polynesian and Seasteading Institute. They hope to have 250-300 residents in by the year 2020 and by 2050 they hope millions of people will inhabit the city.

 

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I hope it goes well, I'd move.


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I hope it goes well, I'd move.


I suspect a lot of people would like to move there, first people to live in a city hovering above ground (or ocean in this case).

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Yeah, I'm tempted too, especially now that I'm reading the book created by the Seasteaders Institute. It's changing my mind on some things, for sure. Democracy and capitalism don't work completely as they should on land, for instance, because there is no ability to easily withdraw yourself from participation in a nation. Also, climate change could be easily solved through aquaculture, for example. Lots of problems are solved if you are willing to think less like a landlubber it seems. Turns out people that live around water, like the Dutch, come up with some innovative out of the box solutions that are common among those that work and live around water (that are also educated). Water really does create a mindset of fluidity and creativity. I always did love working with fish and aquariums...hmm.


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Yeah, I'm tempted too, especially now that I'm reading the book created by the Seasteaders Institute. It's changing my mind on some things, for sure. Democracy and capitalism don't work completely as they should on land, for instance, because there is no ability to easily withdraw yourself from participation in a nation. Also, climate change could be easily solved through aquaculture, for example. Lots of problems are solved if you are willing to think less like a landlubber it seems. Turns out people that live around water, like the Dutch, come up with some innovative out of the box solutions that are common among those that work and live around water (that are also educated). Water really does create a mindset of fluidity and creativity. I always did love working with fish and aquariums...hmm.


Yeah, that's actually one of the main reasons why floating cities and complexes are being built, to provide a solution to areas heavily affected by climate change and rising sea levels. It's widely predicted that within the next few years (around 2020 onward) climate change will really start becoming noticeable with certain areas of the Arctic melting and becoming ice-free. But what really surprises me is how fast technology and material science as advanced to the point we can actually build a real life floating city! I've noticed for quite some time that as time progresses, a lot of the things we believed to be impossible or nothing more than Science Fiction winds up becoming a reality or Science fact. If you were to walk up to a random average person a century or so ago and tell them in the future we'll be building floating cities, autonomous cars and there will be a way for billions of people to interact, share and post things with each other across the globe instantly like we're doing now with the Internet, they'll likely either laugh at you or think you're crazy and try to lock you in a asylum.

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Floating on water is one thing. I'd still be hard pressed to believe in a Jetson's like scenario. Especially when Jetsons can't even predict something as completely basic as World Wide Web and Quantum Cryptography.

 

The reason is obvious, it's one thing if we're taking about turning water tanks into tiny houses. It's entirely another thing to propose something as ridiculous and unsubtle as Soda Fountain on a 2000 ft tall skewer.

 

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Anywho I'm still waiting for wjfox's thoughts or feedback on adding this to the timeline.






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