One theme that I think is unfortunately ignored a lot in modern science fiction is the idea of underwater civilizations. I think that might be because of the really creepy idea of living underwater. And it’s dark… at least in the deeper depths of the ocean.
But, it is certainly possible that humans may one day inhabit the ocean floor, either in large glass domes or in other types of structures. There are several challenges that would need to be overcome in order to build a large enough dome to accommodate a small town, however.
One of the main challenges is the pressure of the water at the ocean floor, which can be hundreds of times greater than at the surface. This would require the dome to be made of a material that is able to withstand such high pressures, such as a thick, transparent plastic or a strengthened glass. Another challenge is the need to provide light and air to the inhabitants of the dome, as well as a way to filter and recycle water.
Using a large 3D printing robot to build the dome could be one way to overcome these challenges. 3D printing technology has advanced significantly in recent years, and it is already being used to build structures on land. If we were able to develop an underwater 3D printing robot that is capable of printing a thick, transparent material, it could potentially be used to build a large dome on the ocean floor. However, there are still many technological and logistical challenges that would need to be overcome in order to make this a reality. So it is a possibility, but it would take a lot of work to make it happen.
Basically, you print a huge dome, pump all of the water out, and BOOM, instant dry land.
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