When I first saw this, I thought that someone was trying to build some sort of floating country. Personally, I think we need more of them before the Earth gets into Soylent Green territory.
The purpose of this boat isn’t to alleviate overpopulation, but to help businesses. This boat is under development by a startup company known as Blueseed, and its purpose is to house businesses off the coast of California (near Silicon Valley, to be exact). The boat would be docked 12 miles southwest of San Francisco Bay, in international waters.
It can house about 1,000 people, who can start their businesses there, and then, when the time is right, they can move their businesses right into Silicon Valley. There is a news report after the jump if you want to hear more about it.
By the way, this giant boat will be accessible by ferry and helicopter. It looks like it has all the comforts of home, including some serious greenery.
Blueseed is currently looking for investors for this boat, and they intend to start construction on it sometime next year. I wonder how long it will actually take to actually build this beautiful boat, and how much it would cost to live on it?