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Worlds first floating city to emerge in the Pacific Ocean by 2020

December 3rd, 2017 at 7:25 pm » Comments Off

The concept of floating cities may sound like something from a science fiction novel, but it could become a reality by 2020. Seasteading Institute, a San Francisco-based nonprofit has been developing this idea since the foundation of the organization in 2008, and it has reached an agreement with the government of French Polynesia to begin […]



Bill Gates just purchased an enormous amount of land to build his own “smart city”

November 15th, 2017 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

24,800 acres of land will soon become a “smart city” in Arizona. One of Bill Gates’ investment firms is investing millions into this project, hoping that its proximity to local hubs and ability to be completely molded will allow for innovation.



China just unveiled the most futuristic library ever

November 10th, 2017 at 7:44 am » Comments Off

China’s massive new library has such a sleek and futuristic design that it looks like it came straight out of the works of science fiction. Amazing pics.



Solar Vertical City is a self-contained, green-infused tower planted into the ocean floor

October 6th, 2017 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

Resigned to the fact that rising sea levels are inevitable at this point, architects are starting to create feasible, water-based living solutions. Italian architect Luca Curci has just unveiled a design that envisions a soaring zero-energy tower infused with greenery on each level that will be planted into the sea floor, resulting in what could […]



8 billion-dollar mega-projects that will transform the world’s greatest cities by 2030

August 3rd, 2017 at 12:25 am » Comments Off

The world is rapidly urbanizing. The United Nations predicts that the number of people living in cities could double by 2050 — to 6.5 billion.



The sideways elevator of the future is here, and it’s wild

July 17th, 2017 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

People laughed when ThyssenKrupp, a company synonymous with elevators, announced it was developing one that goes every which way. Who’d ever heard of such a thing? Everyone knows elevators go just two directions: Up and down. Some took to calling it the Wonkavator, after Willy Wonka’s wacky lift that goes sideways, slantways, and longways.



This $130,000 self-deploying building can unfold in just eight minutes

July 17th, 2017 at 12:39 am » Comments Off

Building a home or temporary shelter by hand can be both time-consuming and expensive. Ten Fold Engineering, a housing startup based in the UK, has created self-deploying buildings that can pop up in a matter of eight minutes. Owners push a button, and the rooms fold out like an accordion using a counterbalance system.



Blockchain: The Next Generation of the Internet

July 3rd, 2017 at 9:28 pm » Comments Off

Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, could soon give rise to a new internet era even more disruptive and transformative than the current one, according to a white paper, Realizing the Potential of Blockchain, published by the World Economic Forum today.



Solving the housing crisis with cheap backyard ‘granny flats’

June 6th, 2017 at 3:53 pm » Comments Off

A startup out of Los Angeles, California, wants to bring small, pre-fabricated living spaces into the backyards of the country’s hottest real estate markets. The homes range in size from 300 to 1,200 square feet — but don’t call them tiny homes.



Elon Musk’s boring tunnels don’t look boring at all

May 2nd, 2017 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk’s new Boring Company tunnels look pretty, well, not boring. The company on Friday published an animated concept video on YouTube that shows how tunnels underneath a city could work. In the video, a car drives onto a metal platform that then lowers itself underground. The platform, with the car on top of it, speeds along […]



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