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BRAZIL SOLVES POPULATION PROBLEMS WITH MASSIVE UNDERWATER CITIES
January 1 2011
Brasilia, Brazil – Mankind has had many dreams in our long history. Some of those dreams have come true, things such as flight and travel to outer space, but a great number of those dreams have remained intangible and, likely, impossible. Other things
that we now deem essential, such as the internet, were never dreams, were never things we imagined could happen and so while we will likely miss out on dreams such as flying cars, the gifts the world has given us are nothing to scoff at and could very well do more for us than any of those elusive fantasies.
Being what we are though, dreams are a difficult to thing to relinquish. We hold on to them with an iron grip, well past the time when the possibility of them coming true have passed. Sometimes that determination yields results, other times, most times, it results in only disappointment and heartbreak. Like an unrequited love, we never truly stop believing even if we know it will never happen. Despite it now being 2011 there are no flying cars, no moon bases, and no ray guns and for the foreseeable future that is likely to remain the case. However, some people are still trying to achieve some of those dreams, most notably Brazil’s state oil company which is in the early stages of developing massive underwater cities to house our ever growing population.
“This is an innovation like no other. Building these underwater cities is something of which many people have dreamt but few have made an effort to accomplish. This represents the peak of Brazilian engineering and ingenuity and provides a model for the future,” said a spokesperson for the Petrobras Research Centre. “This cities will forever change the way in which we interact with our world. Their presence represent the beginnings of an entirely new future for our industry and for the people of the entire world. We believe it will not be long before these underwater cities are common.”
The underwater cities will be constructed around oil deposits and will house the facilities to tap those resources.
“The harsh reality of our planet is that we are running out of room. Our population is
expanding at incredible levels, almost a billion people which is more than half the population of the world one hundred years ago. Our numbers are increasing rapidly and shows little signs of slowing down which is already creating a great deal of problems, mostly where to house people,” said Scrape TV Environmental analyst Tanner King. “Our expansion is putting huge burdens on food supplies as we move into arable land and that is reducing our food supplies. While finding new places to live isn’t the only solution to our ever growing problems, it is a major step that could at least give us a little more time to figure out more comprehensive resolutions.”
High end estimates put the human population at 9 billion people by the year 2050 and 25 billion by 2150.
“A huge chunk of the land mass of our planet is simply uninhabitable. Deserts and frozen tundra are areas that we have not been able to conquer and may never be able to fully manage and that leaves us with few options. Obviously the ocean depths are perilous themselves but they are massive and provide us with huge potential,” continued King. “Not everyone is going to want to live underwater but many will and if enough people adjust to life there they will begin to have babies and live as though this is the way things are supposed to be. We will then have an entirely new human population and all kinds of space for future expansion.”
Brazilian officials are already looking for volunteers to inhabit the new underwater kingdom.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent