I know it will never happen, but I still want one.
Originally shared by David Brin
The prediction biz just gets better. In EARTH I foresaw a “Swiss Navy” might enforce the rights of a Sea State – flotillas of ships bearing displaced populations. In EXISTENCE the wealthiest bought rights to distant reefs and island nations drowning under rising oceans, in order to perch new “seastead” enclaves upon them, according to plans hatched in the Alps. Now see how Swiss submarine-maker Migaloo is offering a 100,000 sq.ft yacht-island that would be at home in either near-future… a custom-built multistory mega-yacht that comes complete with a penthouse, submarine bays, a beach club, and a shark elevator.
And yes, I portrayed Chinese forces contesting over these reefs. (Calling that Prediction wiki!) Only… wait a minute. “Swiss submarine-maker”? In real life? Wow, ma