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City of the future sinks into the ocean

•, By Julian Ryall

With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.

Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 people, according to Shimizu Corp., with each structure also incorporating business and office facilities, hotel and entertainment facilities.

A blueprint for the city of the future was unveiled in Tokyo this week, with Shimizu confidently predicting that the first of its underwater cities would be ready for residents to move in as early as 2030.

At the surface, the city will have a vast floating dome that could be made watertight and retracted beneath the surface in bad weather.

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Comment by Ed Price
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Japan has lots of people who just might labor to do this. But what is unique about Japan is, they also a leader in computer robotics. They just might use computer robotics for things that can't be done by the people, or things that the people don't want to do.

What's interesting is, Japan doesn't seem to fear the Fukishima "fallout." Will the oceans be radioactive? Will the people NOT be able to live in them? Well, if it turns out this way, the robots can live there.

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