Of all those 1970s projects involving humans living underwater? The Navy ones in particular.
Did it really just stop, or continue in secret?
I have read exhaustively about this. There were 70 of these stations active worldwide at their peak. That we know of. The Soviets had their own, most of which we'll never know anything about.
To the best of my knowledge only the US still openl y operates one for scientific purposes.
Autec is probably one.
And they're probably past the experimentation stage and into implementation.
The Soviet habitats like Chernomor involved "psychoisolation" experiments. The popular belief at the time was that humans are psychically connected all the time and there are so many voices it's like a static we subconsciously tune out. When there were far fewer humans on Earth this sixth sense worked properly but rapid population growth made it maladaptive, so we evolved a mute buttom to avoid going insane.
The experiments were intended to immerse human subjects deep underwater as it's a near perfect radiation shield and have them attempt telepathic communication with each other. Nothing came of it because our brains do not actually work that way.
But you can do that now for about 600 bux. www.jul.com
30 grand for a single 2 person dealie about the size of a ups van inside, like OPs image
Or 1.4 mil for 4 of em, like in the video, which will sleep 6 people plus one hab just as a common area with kitchen and tv
No where near as expensive as space, but still not cheap.
Who fucking knows what they've been doing down there since the 70s. The kind of shit they don't ever want the public to know about.
China's all over this stuff too. I read fhey're planning nuclear powered, manned deep sea mining bases.
Yup. There may be cheaper methods like inflatables, but I wouldn't vouch for their safety.
wait, in what fucking world does 30k x 4 = 1.4mil
what the actual fuck?
I understand that bolting them together and sealing them would cost a little more than 120k but even then. Just what the fuck, is what I want to say.
For 1.4 mil, I'd expect something fucking gigantic. Since you are not taking up anyones space etc.
Added cost of additional life support equipment, transport and emplacement costs, electronics, ballast weight. Etc. There is more to it than what you see in the pictures. They also hired a surface support crew to monitor them in case shit went wrong.
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If you do all of it yourself, it can be done for maybe 5 grand but it'll be small.
Alright, we will need to find living arrangements in one of these things. From there, we will begin creating our moral code and slowly converting any other tenants.
I vote we start out as a group of christians who slowly beging to replace doctrine with our own practices, so people ease into the cult mindset slowly over time.
We must return to the sea and evolve to be like Dagon
We will take dolphin brides
We will surgically modify our bodies for the water and later genetically modify offspring
Ritualistic use of hallucinogens and blood drenched orgies
Forsake dry land, the sun and the surface world
Until the day we rise, as something beyond human, to cleanse it
Us if we stay underneath for 20 years with minimal sunlight
Its evolution, you moron! We will become better than human!
A pet octopus? I like it.
Sharks however, may be too dangerous. Pain can be enlightening, but sharks can be fatal.
I say sharks are best use to deal with those who oppose us once we have established control.
We'll have to ensure that makes it into the design obviously, as it's mission critical.
Shit went up a tube to the septic tank of the boat chilling overhead. Also where the air compressor that supplied their fresh air was mounted.
That's Jacques Cousteau. The one who looks like an auschwitz survivor. He is french so of course he brought wine, cigarettes and a woman. Also a parrot.
I've got a few:
Order of Aquarius
The Poseidon Adventure (because creativity)
I like the Aquarius one. It was a popular motif back in the day, plus we could call ourselves Aquarians, which has a groovy, somewhat mysterious ring to it.
I hereby nominate myself for the position of interior decorator.
Different person, but your citations are, "all of reality, to date." The supposition there was never sponsored by fact, it was just haphazard conjecture in opposition to all known precedent.
Are we gonna get uniforms?
These would look good on male or female.
Our best bet for a structure would be some sort of spoked-wheel thing, with multi-story pods radiating out from a central hub.
Sorta like this, but without all that glass. Don't need the whole colony knowing who I'm shagging.
Aquarians, let us begin! We shall ride sharks in unity, praise the ocean!
Whoop de fucking doo. The US went to the moon and left some really cool shit and took some boring ass rocks in return. By comparison, all they did was go really, really high. Fucker had to parachute out anyway since the engineers didn't trust their own death ball.
>By comparison, all they did was go really, really high.
He made it into orbit, unlike the first yank who went up.
First satellite, first animal, first man, first moon probe, first mars probe and so on all go to the dirt farmers.
Let's see who goes to mars first, I wouldn't bet on the nation that has to hire other nations spacecraft for lack of their own.
Tell me again what that's supposed mean? Because being first means shit if you don't follow up with anything useful. US Jews are better than Dirt farmer Jews, so I know where to bet my money on.
Okay so you know how you cup your hands and put it in water and a bubble forms? Same thing.
The air only can go upward but since there's the metal above it, it stays where it is and pushes the water out.
As long as air isn't entering or leaving in excess amounts, no. As I said:
>Same concept when you hold a cup upside down and put it underwater, and it holds a pocket of air.
Also, air is lighter then water, so as long as you have a way to hold the air in place like in that setup the water wont enter. Put a hole some where in the rig near the top and air will begin escaping and the water will move into the rig to fill the space being left by the air. It's simple fluid dynamics.
>the nation that has to hire other nations spacecraft for lack of their own.
At least that's changing finally(hopefully). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Launch_System
Ok, I get that. But presumably the air is cycled to keep it fresh and breathable. So where does the new air come from? I may be wrong, but I figure that the air that was originally there when it was made doesn't stay forever.
>but I figure that the air that was originally there when it was made doesn't stay forever.
How would it even leave? If you're talking about actually breathing it, all you're doing is exchanging the Oxygen for Carbon Dioxide. The volume of air present in the rig doesn't change. This is in a closed system obviously.
In one where you're getting fresh air from the surface, a simple compressor on the surface maintains pressure while supplying air to the rig.
I guess I meant it would leave from the system, since the now carbon dioxide rich air would need to be removed. It makes sense though when you say that some sort of pump or air pressure system is used, because it's slowly removing bad air and replacing it with oxygen rich air. I say further up in the thread here >>14954407
something about a BioCoil thing which seems to perform that function. What I'm interested in is where it's getting the oxygen from. I know that it's absorbing the carbon dioxide, but I don't understand how it's producing new, good air. Does it draw it through the water by some method, like that breather device they had in The Phantom Menace?
When you breath Oxygen, it's converted to Carbon Dioxide. When the Algae in the coil breaths Carbon Dioxide, it's converted to Oxygen. There is no change in the volume of air in the rig. No air is entering or leaving the system in this process.
Wow that sounds like it would be a fun experiment to be a part of. I'd volunteer. I'd spend all day looking out the window seeing if I could spot giant squid or even the 52 herz whale:
At least we now know where Roddenberry got his costume ideas.