Friday, April 20, 2007

Man's Future Beneath the Sea (1968)


This image from the 1968 book Explorers of the Deep: Man's Future Beneath the Sea depicts the inevitable colonization of the ocean floor.

Man has only two vast, natural frontiers left to him: outer space and the oceans, both of which are still virtually unexplored and unexpoited. In the years to come, technological breakthroughs will make possible a major escalation on the part of the world's oceanographers to develop the resources of the oceans for the benefit of mankind. The new realm of hydrospace will provide thousands of new job opportunities and bring about the birth of dozens of new industries as our oceanic engineers perfect the techniques to dive deeper and stay longer under the surface of the seas.

See also:
Sea City 2000 (1979)
Undersea Cities (1954)
The Future World of Transportation

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you're lookin' for me
You better check under the sea
'Cause that is where you'll find me
Underneath the seeeaaaaaaaaa lab
Underneath the water
Seeeaaaaaaaaaalab, at the bottom of
the sea

Ian said...

I very much agree with the Sealab 2021 reference, it was a wonderful show.

I think the main reason underwater inhabitation is not close to a reality is because living you would be living in the dark in cramped conditions with the constant threat of death hanging over your head.

On a more positive note,
Some guy thinks otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Under the sea!
Under the sea!
There'll be no accusations,
Just friendly crustaceans,
Under the seaaaaaaaa!

Chris said...

I understand the artist used pods 1 and 4 because pod six is jerks.