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Why don’t people live under the sea?

May 29, 2009

Planet Earth will hold out for another couple of billion years and while waiting, we’re spending billions on rockets, probes and big-ass telescopes to find another place for earthlings to settle when (not if) this planet goes into the fryer.

You do know that the earth has a limited life span right? All planets do. That’s why they’re spending lots of money on space exploration – to find an exit.

NASA alone spent US$416 billion since ’58. That doesn’t include the cost of observatories or the amount the Russians, Europeans and Chinese spent.

So I’ve been asking myself this question. While waiting to migrate to another planet, people are busy building upwards. Why not build downwards?

Yeah, underground and undersea cities. Why not?

Source: The Builder Blog

Source: The Builder Blog

Above on the surface, its becoming like an oven. The air is getting toxic and as the ozone layer thins out, we’ll get radiated extra crispy with unstoppable blasts of gamma rays and stuff.

Personally I would love to live in a glass metropolis on the sea bed. Sure, I won’t have sprawling meadows to run about in and I won’t get to see the sun every day. Neither can anyone in the international space station for that matter but if people can survive condo living in a place like Tokyo and Shanghai, what’s an undersea biosphere.

Besides, how can anyone resist the famed Jellyfish Fields….

Look at all the fun I could have

Look at all the fun I could have

I’ve no doubt if some of the billions we spent on outer space exploration were routed to “inner space” exploration, we would already be riding submarines and underground transits to visit our friends and relatives “down under.”

And we’d be enjoying new treats called landfood instead of seafood.

Personally for me, it don’t matter much where I live. As long as the people are decent and I’ve got movies and broadband I’m cool.

Just don’t let me run into anyone like this guy under the sea.

Jar Jar Stinks

Jar Jar Stinks

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2009 12:29 pm

    mmm, there’s a famous game called Bioshock. It’s about a genius/weirdo planning to gather geniuses from all across the globe to stay in this luxurious underwater city called …er…something. Forgot the name.

    yea, and all went down after that….they started becoming weird…killing each other….everyone going insane…

    😛 anyway, i’ve heard of a research saying that if someone is being exposed to BLUE for too long, that fella is gonna feel blue 😛 green is good for the mind.

    Haha, there are already a few places on land where people go insane and start killing each other with a car bomb every other day. Well if I owned a biosphere I would definitely have trees and plants all over to recycle co2 to oxygen so no problem about green there.

  2. May 29, 2009 4:58 pm

    ehh…why suddenly so many pictures ? change style ? haha..

    where you got the idea from ? watch the island ? 😛

    I have a strong imagination.The idea came from Spongebob Squarepants. Highly recommended for kids 5-30. 😀

  3. May 30, 2009 12:43 pm

    Hmm…actually u can recycle the oxygen from the sea water 😛 but trees are nice

    Clean air is one step. The other step is, because its a closed environment, people better not fart.

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