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|Date:||Wed, 11 Jun 1997 11:36:18 -0600|
on an aquology. I wanted to do an aqualogy that had been built by a
consortium of smaller "private" aqualogies. By this I mean people
that had figured out how to survive on/in the ocean got together to
create one free community. But, I couldn't figure out how to build
it and the idea died.
Then someone on ShadowRN asked a question about oil rigs. I followed
up and found out that oil rigs are either permanent when placed in
shallow water, or floating when placed in deep water. With the
advent of cold fusion, power grids, and electric battery technology
there isn't much of a demand for oil in SR. So what would the oil
companies do with their off-shore rigs? They can't sink them because
of the environmental backlash. So, I figure they would sell them
(and in some rare cases just abandon them).
Along come individuals, families, and groups of people that want to
get away from it all. They acquire these rigs and move onto them.
Viola, little aqualogies all over the world. Then one of them gets
the bright idea to pull some of these rigs together and moor them to
a permanent shallow-water rig and create a floating city. Of course,
things don't quite work out the way they planned (you'll see in the article).
Anyway, what do you think? And, I've got one more problem to
overcome. Where do I put this thing? I'm looking for a current oil
field in shallow international waters in an area that is less
affected by storms and earthquakes than normal.
"ghay'cha'! nachwIjDq betleH tu'lu'!"