The future, you know, is by nature unpredictable: however much science tries to find patterns that help us predict even the impossible (the famous "black swans") in the end there is always a chance that things will go wrong and surprise us. Survivalists loved this introduction to the post.
That's why the company Survival condo found a secret location in Kansas, where he converted a missile silo into a luxury survival resort that can accommodate 75 people for five years. What do I say: it is a real "condominium of the apocalypse".
Survival Condo's accommodations and amenities are all top notch. There is a nearly 230.000 liter (50.000 gallon) pool and spa area. There is no shortage of a cinema, a gym, a shooting range, a medical facility. There is a wall for free climbing and even a park for dogs to walk: what survival would it be without pets?
I know people who would voluntarily live in these shelters for life.
More than an apartment building, this is an impenetrable fortress. Developer Larry Hall says he decided to kick off the project even after seeing how much the US government was spending on building or upgrading military bunkers. "I thought they knew something that I don't know," Hall said. And that sounds pretty apocalyptic. It is no coincidence that these accommodations, apart from the luxury, are chosen above all for safety.
How safe are they?
If you're wondering how safe these condos are, rest assured they can withstand even the most powerful explosions. "The original facility was an Atlas 'F' missile silo, a kind of 'shell' that housed an ICBM. The facility was designed to withstand a 20 kiloton explosion within 800 meters (half a mile). That's a lot.
It goes without saying that there is no shortage of buyers and reservations, for the most diverse fears. Hall says there are as many (fears) as there are potential dangers. A new pandemic, terrorism, global climate change leading to food shortages, global economic collapse and volcanoes.
And what are 500.000 dollars up to 3 million dollars (these are the prices) in exchange for survival? There is no price for the opportunity to stay alive after a universal judgment.
Who are the customers?
Maybe it's pretactic, maybe not. But Hall points out that her buyers go beyond the stereotypes surrounding "survivalists," often mocked for their seemingly exaggerated manias. For the builder of this residential structure, the typical customer is a successful, educated and professional person who sees the purchase as a choice of tranquility, in the event that human or natural disasters trigger a serious social crisis.
It is difficult to deny the charm of a refuge from the follies that we have been observing in recent years. Survival gains positions in the priority rankings. Why let's face it: if the end of the world comes, the bank account (which in this case is the first of the solutions) becomes the least of the problems.