Plans For First “Floating Cities” Are Unveiled

Floating Cities in the Pacific Ocean
via Seasteading Institute

If land ever because scarce for the 7.5 billion people on Earth, Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel has a plan that may help. Reports say he’s been working on a plan to build a city that will float on the Pacific Ocean.

According to the Daily Mail, a deal has been reached between the French Polynesian government and Oakland-based Seasteading Institute to start work on “permanent, innovative communities floating at sea.”

With a target of 2020, the “floating city” would house around 300 residents by that time, with tens of millions more residents by 2050. The group believes these “semi-independent cities would be the perfect place to try new modes of government and agricultural method,” says the report. Also, the experimental floating landscapes could test new ideas on how to feed the hungry, cure the sick, clean the atmosphere and enrich the poor, for example.

With rising sea levels, the French Polynesia (a collection of 118 islands in the southern Pacific) is interested… so, there’s a plan if they lose their land.

Check out the video below to find out more about the plan. Would you live on a floating city?

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