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Saudi Arabia's 'Yacht Mega City' May Be the Future of Urban Development

This is pretty impressive.

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One of the major questions for our constantly growing population is how do we create more housing to meet the ever-increasing demand for it? People need places to live and there's not exactly any more land being built. Many are looking for creative ways to house a population that is now over eight billion people, with the concern of cataclysmic climate change making large swathes of the earth uninhabitable. 

One solution being provided is going with offshore housing, like on large naval crafts. This approach allows for more innovation in design, along with utilizing the majority of Earth's surface, which many expect to grow as sea level rise and floods low-lying areas, many of which are major population centers. This video from TikTok user @businessloop shows what could be first of a new wave (no pun intended) of residential options. 

While this design looks amazing (and who wouldn't want to live on a giant turtle), there are some major questions as to the feasibility of this and similar future endeavors. Namely, who the heck can afford to live on this floating luxury community? These properties are probably multiple times more expensive than normal condos or houses and will likely be additional properties for the ultra-wealthy to use for "vacation homes."

Commenters raised some concerns after seeing this video. Mike B remarked, "see the movie "Elysium" and you can guess where this will end. the gap between rich and poor grows bigger." "Let’s see how it does in a tropical storm," suggested Jordan Maniglio. TABello1207 asked, "Where does the waste go?"