I listen to NPR while driving to work. Sometimes I find it soothing to listen to voices rather than music. I get very involved with music and at times will miss my exit. That’s not good because I’m directionally challenged especially in New Jersey. Blame it on the fact that I live on a chromium dump, (which in and of itself is another conversation for a later post.)
Back to the point, there was a program about floating islands being created for the oil industry. Their purpose is to house workers and their families who need to work in the middle of the ocean(s) dealing with extracting oil. The “hub” island is the largest and I assume calls the shots. Kind of like Manhattan is/was the main borough in NYC. These islands are self-sustaining and can house approximately 25,000 people. I find this amazing and a wonderful solution concerning over population caused by the Z chromosome. The Z book presents the problem of overcrowding and how the government decides to deal with the situation. The oil industry adopted the title Petropolis. http://www.petropia.org/info/
“Floating frontiers” as they are referred to are a perfect solution to the over crowding of Bakers Island and the other islands where the governments have housed the umons. I will go as far as to say that this may be a possible solution to affordable housing in large metropolitan areas like NY and NJ. This way they can no longer use genocide as an excuse to control overcrowding.
BTW Petropolis is also a the name of a pet hotel and grooming service.