posted on Sep, 29 2005 @ 01:39 PM
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Brilliant idea though, but one could substitute a landlocked boat house just the same.
My first reaction.
Seriously though, we've read about things like this (domes, underwater alcoves, water cities, etc.) in literature ranging from predictions to history
to sci-fi. We're eventually getting there. The technology isn't far off. Following biodome progress, which can be hard at times, we've made some
big strides and in the not too distant future we could have a number of domes in previously uninhabitable places. Deserts, but mainly the poles, and
that entire Southern continent that's completely desolate.
As for sea populations, we're getting there. They require more finesse, and more planning, but we'll get there in due time. Until then, this is a
sufficient replacement. One thing though, as with all of these ideas, is that you loose the sense of community. You see it in trailor parks/homes.
They sacrifice mobility, or just plain out survival in the case of The Netherlands, for a real home
. You miss that, but the community suffers.
Voting, interest in the developments, education, everything will dip a bit when the big issue is where on the water your house is. Why go to school
when you have to leave the house, get to land, get your car, then drive, when you can do it at home? Why have neighbors?