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Floating cities could be a real thing by 2020


The first ever-floating city is set to appear in 2020—and by 2050, thousands could exist around the world.

The Seasteading Institute is behind the $60-million project and the first “city” will have around 15 floating structures. All structures will be attached and each will be the size of a baseball diamond. Every structure will feature green roofs covered with vegetation, and solar panels will fill 25 per cent of the area.

Joe Quirk, president of the Seasteading Institute, spoke with Ben via Skype about the difference between floating cities and islands and how these floating nations will handle the elements of the ocean. Find out more in the video clip above.

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