Preparing for Life on the Water
If there’s one thing that is in abundance on this planet, it’s sea water. While fresh water is necessary for human life today, sea water may be the long term plan for the future. It comes down to a few different things that must come together before we can truly build “Atlantis”. Hopefully, it won’t end up being like Waterworld.
First and foremost, there are supply challenges. A city on the sea would need access to things that can only com from land. Some say that putting land on the sea city would be the solution, but there are logistical challenges with having enough “land” to be able to grow much more than a garden. Medical supplies, repair materials, electronic equipment parts – all would need to be accessible either on the floating city or within easy access.
Food could get monotonous, but there would be plenty of sea life available (unless the sea life is all dead or tainted). While all of this seems like something out of science fiction, there are several researchers and organizations who are preparing for the potential of life at sea with docking. It’s all likely a pope dream, of course. There is no indication in the Bible that we will be living the final millennium on floating cities. Then again, there’s nothing in the Bible that says we won’t.
For the sake of interesting speculation, here’s an article that appeared in the BBC on the topic:
Though scientists aren’t predicting sea-level rises of the magnitude seen in Waterworld – hundreds of feet thanks to melting polar ice caps – we may have to plan for a world with much higher sea levels. There has long been a dream that one day mankind, or at least some of us, will live on the ocean.
Read More: BBC