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Someone is designing my childhood dreams! Where do I send money?
posted by arcticseal at 8:23 PM on March 18, 2013


The Hyperloop is intriguing, but has all the vagueness of a scam.
posted by zardoz at 8:25 PM on March 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well, I assembled one of these as a kid, so I feel like I've done my part.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:26 PM on March 18, 2013


omg Lucas was the cutest ~hacker I ever saw!! cuter than Wesley!!

Wait, this is not about the TV show? Carry on then.
posted by fatehunter at 8:35 PM on March 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


You missed a link to an important pioneer in this field.
posted by Kandarp Von Bontee at 8:41 PM on March 18, 2013


My first thought was, how would you dispose of sewage in an undersea colony so that when you go outside to weed your kelp-garden you don't find your community completely shrouded in poop smog? It's different when you're in a submarine and can dump it and just run away laughing.

You could construct big pipelines to transport it elsewhere on the ocean floor but I realized that you could also run the pipeline up to the surface and thanks to the pressure differential, if you set it up right you wouldn't need a pump at all and it would just spew a continuous fountain of sewage onto land. Which would be a great counterpoint to how we usually dump it into the sea.
posted by XMLicious at 8:43 PM on March 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Hopefully we'll have the good sense to make Michael Ironside captain sooner this time around.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 8:49 PM on March 18, 2013


I wonder if they'll need a protein chemist who used to do algae work...
posted by Slackermagee at 11:13 PM on March 18, 2013


Needs more talking dolphins.
Or Patrick Duffy.

I, er, am too sad to read the links because this isn't about SeaQuest DSV, but I used to dream of living in an undersea city as a kid.
posted by Mezentian at 11:57 PM on March 18, 2013


Needs 200 more tons of Cosmetic Lava.
posted by delfin at 4:51 AM on March 19, 2013


Irony: what if they freeze dried the sewage underwater?

(And then what? I dunno. Pour it into a volcano or something?)
posted by bitter-girl.com at 6:02 AM on March 19, 2013


Needs more Captain Murphy.
posted by asperity at 7:18 AM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


XMLicious: My first thought was, how would you dispose of sewage in an undersea colony so that when you go outside to weed your kelp-garden you don't find your community completely shrouded in poop smog?
There's a strong current in most parts of the open ocean. Just don't build your city directly downstream from another one.
posted by IAmBroom at 11:27 AM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


There's a strong current in most parts of the open ocean.

Ocean gyre. Note that the "See Also" list includes two Garbage Patches.
posted by benito.strauss at 12:20 PM on March 19, 2013


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