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Fantasy? SciFi? Should it be?

I was talking to an older family friend on Facebook the other day about some of the nation’s problems. He shared with me an idea that sounded like science fiction at first. But as he described it I got pretty excited about it.

This post isn’t really going to be about writing or related to writing, like all my other posts have been. Although I will say that this will definitely find its way into at least one society in one of my writings somewhere. Hope I don’t disappoint anyone. This post is just to make you aware.

The discussion began when I pointed out how inept Walmart seems to be at scheduling its employees. My friend pointed out how scheduling is hard work, especially for 300+ employees, and apparently he’s helped out his managers when he worked there on occasion. Anyway, that moved us onto a discussion about efficiency and other national problems.

So let me ask, what would you do to solve job problems, congestion problems, and money problems in the US such as the cost of living, along with a few various other problems?

My friend suggested underground cities. Now I’m not talking City of Ember here, but a coexisting idea much better. What are the benefits? Well, the ground is a constant 50 degrees, so cooling costs wouldn’t be a problem, and heating would be minimal. Of course, we could tap into the geothermal heat and use that too for even greater cost effectiveness. Our buildings would last so much longer apparently for centuries) and we wouldn’t have to worry about such things as weather damage. (severe storm, tornado, icing, etc.) no reproofing-residing, repainting, etc. The ground above could be used for more farmland, pastureland, and outdoor activities, not to mention roads. It would create many, many jobs.

But how could we do that? Let me quote: “”They say that we’ve successfully experimented with boring machines that are basically submarines that swim through rock. They melt the rock ahead and leave a fused rock tunnel behind. We use fiber optics for sunlight-large, mushroom-like lenses concentrating and channeling the sunlight and transporting it to each house. We have good filtration and construction systems. Forget worrying about flooding.

Can’t you just picture it? Our nation could really expand. Many would live underground and work above ground…it would just be too cool.

Of course, there is the downside. At first, it will be very expensive because it is an investment for the next several generations. Of course, we buy expensive things all the time. If they’re cool. So there’s one problem.

The other problem is all the liberal lies that we’re constantly being fed from every area. The pollution lies (man’s affect on the atmosphere is virtually nil compared to natural events), lies to make it so we can kill much of our population, hundreds of innocents, every day and not call it murder for selfish reasons, government controlled health care, scare tactics, all these control issues! They do stand in our way. In our way of freedom, of choice. They want us to rely on huge governments and line their pockets. They don’t want us to think. Republicans really aren’t that much different, but while we have a choice, albeit not much of one, let’s not waste it!

Voting is coming up, let’s stand up and make a noise! Make use of your freedom!

(And no, I did not set out to make this a call to vote. It just sort of happened.)

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About Nathanael Scott

Nathanael Scott has been an enthusiastic reader of a variety of genres for as far back as he can remember, his favorite being science fiction. He uses writing to let loose his imagination in a way that glorifies God and benefits others. If you can’t get hold of him, he’s probably in outer space piloting a starfighter on a mission to save your life. He is the author of Though Storms May Rage, a sci-fi novel that is currently in revision.

One comment on “Fantasy? SciFi? Should it be?

  1. Even with natural sunlight being filtered into my home, I don’t know that I could handle it–I have seasonal depression, and in addition to not having enough sunlight, it can be triggered by not having green or growing things to look at.

    For those who don’t have seasonal depression, however, it would be a pretty cool idea. I mean, people live in space…why not underground cities? The biggest roadblock would be, as you say, people complaining about how it would affect the environment. There are places that already make use of underground tunnels for storage…the city I lived near in Missouri, Springfield, has miles of tunnels underneath it. Many companies in the city rent underground space to use as storage.

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