Not so long ago are preparing for the end of society as we know it was a hobby among groups of people on the margins of society, members of apocalyptic cults who are preparing for the inevitable Armageddon. However, in these days, says New Yorker, increasingly rich Silicon Valley seriously fear rebellion vulnerable, the poor and marginalized.
American rich people worry that the extreme inequalities lead to the collapse of the rule of law and the end of the world. Therefore, do everything in their power to ensure their survival. Collect gold and canned foods, buying land on remote islands and build bunkers.
For example, Steve Huffman, head of Reddit, went on laser surgery vision correction because it is understood that the purchase of new glasses in a chaotic cataclysmic world one of the hardest things to do. In order not to have to depend on stock fragile lens, decided to permanently correcting vision.
Collecting weapons and arrow
One of the former heads of the troubled Internet giant Yahoo, Marvin Liao, bought the arsenal of weapons and entered the archery course to be able to defend and after they ran out of ammunition.
A former employee of Facebook Antonio Garcia Martinez recently bought five acres of land on the island and has equipped all generators of electricity and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
One of the founders of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, says that in New Zealand becomes a favorite haunt of the rich in the event of a disaster. In fact, New Zealand is far enough from the rest of the world that is quite difficult to arrive there, but at the same time has an incredibly mild climate without predators threatening people.
Preparations for the end of the world are not excessive novelty among Americans, and sometimes even make sense. At the height of the Cold War, President John Kennedy spoke to all you need to build nuclear shelters.
But as the Cold War came to an end, only a few have continued to worry about the end of the world. At the end of the last century, there has been short-lived panic because of the possibility that computers will not be able to properly display the time which may have affected the whole world. The fear proved unfounded, and the techno-elite are just saying it will all be fine.
Luxury apartments Underground
It is somewhat ironic that precisely this elite is now concerned about the excessive dependence of the whole of humanity on the technology. “ The whole food supply is dependent on GPS, logistics and weather forecasts. And all these systems in general depend on internetu“ said one unnamed director for the New Yorker.
All these shelters built during the Cold War or less are empty or a rocket silos are revived.
In rural Kansas is a complex of 12 apartments that have been sold for three million dollars. It was built in the ambulance, food store, swimming pool, gym, and there is even a park for pets with artificial grass.
For children are insured classrooms equipped with Apple computers. They would be luxury apartments anywhere in the world, but these are built in a converted missile silo and there are tens of meters underground.
There are plans for fish and algae in aquariums that would enable food to all residents. How do you spell nymag, for those who fear the end of the world Survival Condo Project has a good and bad side. All the apartments have been sold out, and this is bad news, but the good is that the man behind this project is redesigning another silo.