Instead, our urban planning seers have started to sketch out plans for Water Cities – giant floating citadels that are either anchored to the sea floor or drift around the planet peacefully as the residents inside them live their lives as normal. The great thing about these water cities will be the fact that they can move around.
Too cold here? We’ll just steer the city towards somewhere warmer. Too hot? We’ll just head somewhere a little cooler. What could feasibly occur is the development of the city of endless summer, a massive paradise citadel that chases the sun all year around. Think of it as being like Fairstar the Fun Ship, only you get to live there 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Already we’ve seen the floating neighbourhood. Collections of several houses that form a block, all tethered together to form the neighbourhood. There are even shared zones between the houses. Kids need to wear life-jackets when they play on the balconies, but as the size of these neighbourhood blocks increases, we’ll see less of that needed. In fact, only people at the edges need such measures to be taken. In terms of a huge floating citadel, it’s likely it would be contained in some sort of dome. The final consideration would be farming. The thing to consider is would there be a need to have floating farms as well, or would the remaining dry land be used for farms. These are questions that time may get to answer. All said, if water cities get invented and implemented, the promise of eternal summer means the post-apocalyptic water world may not be such a bad thing.
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