Can We Build Cities Under Water?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

What’s easier to explore: outer space or the ocean? Laci’s got the surprising answer — and more — right here!

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“Dubai’s Underwater Hotel Promises Submersible Luxury”

“Dubai’s fascination with overblown architecture has moved below sea level thanks to the announcement of The Water Discus — billed as the world’s largest underwater hotel. With an aesthetic not too many light years removed from the Starship Enterprise and an evacuation mechanism not dissimilar to that of a cafetiere plunger in reverse, the design by Polish firm Deep Ocean Technology reveals a hotel split into two parts — one permanently above the water and the other capable of submerging to a depth of 33 feet.”

“Underwater habitat”

“Underwater habitats are underwater structures in which people can live for extended periods and carry out most of the basic human functions of a 24-hour day, such as working, resting, eating, attending to personal hygiene, and sleeping. In this context ‘habitat’ is generally used in a narrow sense to mean the interior and immediate exterior of the structure and its fixtures, but not its surrounding marine environment. Most early underwater habitats lacked regenerative systems for air, water, food, electricity, and other resources.”

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45 comments

Aneri BP October 23, 2016 - 8:22 AM

this video would be more enjoyable of it wasn't whory bean talking

Haruspex November 5, 2016 - 6:53 PM

I can't pin point what it is but theres something about Lacy Greens face that just pisses me off

Sandra Caraballo November 6, 2016 - 12:39 AM

Yeah let's build rapture

Rowail Javaid November 9, 2016 - 8:33 PM

Can some one tell me what is the name and composer of Back Ground Music of this video?

armyscout11 November 22, 2016 - 9:23 AM

why is lacie green on a show that requires intelligence she does not have.

Nick Lewis December 13, 2016 - 4:34 AM

I want rapture. I want rapture NOW. GIVE ME RAPTURE (Just with less crazies)

Nick Lewis December 13, 2016 - 4:36 AM

so serious question but, why does everyone hate this host? like what has she done?

Chocolatesnowboarder December 22, 2016 - 6:30 AM

Laci's a babe!

FirstLock February 18, 2017 - 6:25 AM

Bioshock got me here

The Cotton Candy February 27, 2017 - 4:13 AM

Wait… THERE IS AN UNDERWATER HOTEL IN DUBAI??!

David Pritt April 10, 2017 - 3:07 AM

Me to

JaySee April 25, 2017 - 8:38 AM

Hmm… ive seen you before… i just cant put my finger on i- OH SHIT

Matthew Mulloy May 16, 2017 - 7:24 AM

Isn't she the 3-4-5 gender girl?

Jona Batna June 17, 2017 - 9:39 AM

*sees laci green
*leaves

DrSharkBoy July 2, 2017 - 2:16 AM

We're already trashing the land so we shouldn't build cities underwater or Mother Nature will smite humanity down.

Adam Robertshaw July 11, 2017 - 10:00 PM

She looks wasted lol

kaitlyn hayes September 3, 2017 - 8:13 PM

A few tips laci
1 dump the Nazi
2 renounce your transphobia
3 deny platforms to the alt Reich
4 stop reading infowars

Just A Humble Rambler September 4, 2017 - 7:49 PM

who lives in a pinnaple under the sea?

NeoTerrik September 23, 2017 - 10:42 PM

She looks good

Abdulhamid Ketchman October 2, 2017 - 11:53 PM

Are you related to Tom green?

Carson Barrett October 27, 2017 - 10:11 PM

The main challeng for this video is watch Laci Green talk about it

JoNatHan K November 18, 2017 - 8:05 PM

I like D News

She needs to be Fired

It will save the Channel.

Jeetu Singh November 22, 2017 - 7:59 PM

Ever since you removed glasses, it looks like you're always high

Keikei December 5, 2017 - 6:53 AM

Wait until we know 20% If the water?

NotAGoodGamer January 29, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Is she riley reid?

George Belmonte January 29, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Laci Green is the commentator? I thought she was a vlogger.

Sughosh Samprati February 20, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Looks like Riley Reid! :P

solofox March 21, 2018 - 1:05 PM

We don't need buildings in the ocean. People trash everything.imagine cities built in the oceans.

Phalanx 67 April 21, 2018 - 2:50 PM

A real life bikini bottom?

John Baxter April 29, 2018 - 8:40 AM

Beautiful woman

Shadoku Exia May 23, 2018 - 10:51 AM

you sound high asf

IDKKID May 25, 2018 - 7:47 PM

All we need is to stable the under water pressure an a constant flow off oxygen

IDKKID May 25, 2018 - 7:49 PM

Make an under water tube like road with the glass being roughly 10 feet thick

Deepak Joshi October 29, 2018 - 9:43 PM

U look like railey raid

SJ ARYAN January 1, 2019 - 12:59 AM

It should sustain archemidies principal

Matteo Lupo February 2, 2019 - 10:57 PM

Muont kea Is 10km long..
But 50km (500m) of it are below the water..otherwise mout kilimandjaro wouldn't Be the highest from its base and Everest the highest from sealevel..
But kea is truly the highest ?
Could a closed hawaian ski-resort like in Dubai go from its peak to its underwater ending ?
If there would Be a similar situation near the mariana trench, at whose bottom an already created undewatercolony would Be existing……
[ (many tipes like you Can see in projects created(at the bottom, floating,and the ring going up and down on a Stick until an Ocean floor (colonization of more stratuses and depths of the mariana trench Ocean)]
……could a transparent glass tunnel from mountain like kea at some point stop ti descend a Mountain and be reoriented with a less steep but longer tunnel to end up in the extreme depths of the underwater colony on the bottom of the mariana trench ? You would start on the peak of a Mountan like kea and at some point continue on an external ski-slope if the earea Is could enough, or stay inside or on a parallel sand-ski slope, to end up in Waters, and then attach to boats or not in case of kite skiing(that would be adapted to continue as kite-surfing on Waters(if that must Be possibile even in the insight of the internal slope then the glass tunnels would need to be very tall..) or alternatively by choosing to enter another continuation one would continue skiing down either in the internal glass-ski-slope-tunnel underwatercontinuation, with no sight downwards for the snow covering the glass… or another exit would be similar but instead of snow there would be rapids-water flowing down that tunnel(water-ski,(snowboard)board-ski(kitesurfwithout surf)
Many land-/*fly-/wheel-/wind-/water-/sand-and space sports could be combined in such a world…if small rockets taking you on the First space vacations, or on great parachutings from High altitudes would start from such places ( with mountain/vulcanoes on Islands or not but possibly with as many Natural climates mixed together as possible and big depths and colonies)…..how many things could be done…and if vulcanoes and mountains more distant but not soo far from Sea like vesuv/Etna/appennines/few dots of alps/caucasus/Teide.. would be continuing underwater trough the bridged-tunnel(like a bridge) with Little downwars declination going from a certain spot of the lower part of the (closed) mountain-Winter resort (often with an external parallel slope for good Natural Winter season on its sides outside the glass tube-structure) trough this Little declinated bridge carrying the continuation of the closed resort, into the water for underwater continuation of the ski resort where depending on the point of immersion of the resort, and the depth of its water and its distance from the beach..
-> ..A small Sand-Island-Mountain for sand-skiing/kiting/ecc..could be added……….
[(in addition the possibility of furnishing this snow-alternative(Sand) also on the Mountain part of the resort as well as on the bridge part(same goes for the rapids/water (closed-)descent(that by the way on the mountain part can be furnished externally(parallel external slope(as goes for sand and snow*(*depending on the climate)))]
……for descending It a bit or(/and) for then continuing on water by attaching on boat or opening a kite(/and even a direct tunnel-surfacewater connection trough a small alternative tunnel at the point of direction entrace of water would be cool)….
Furthermore.., from any external point on Mountain/roof-or-upwards-opened-side-alternative of the bridge mountain-slope connection(Mountain to water)/small Sand-Island-Mountain at the Sea entrace area of the resort(point in which declinated bridge enters the water..)….from any of these external opened ski-possibilties….the opening of a kite-/parachute/flying-like-invention(e.g.Wingsuit/deltaplano(Ita)) would Always be possibile to then fly on some other parte of the bridge reentering it, or at its end, or onto the Sand-deviation near its immerison point(Sand-Island-mountain) or onto the water/into to then dove and enter the tunnel trough an entrance tube underwater after diving/entering a colony with High altitude of its environment directly insted of using the tube directed to the colony, After a dive to It, and parachuting from its glass-roof trough an apposite entrance thingy, and then parachuting into High air-altitudes of a very High/tall anderwater environment…how many things could be done….how many sports mixed up together…(would be cool to see the Deep Sea creatures on one of the sides of the glass-of the non-deep,Mountain/bridge/low-water-parts of the immersed slope of the closed version of the glass Ski/waterpark/a lot more -resort….while descending..in a transparent pressurized acquariumm….
Jesuuuss…Allah…budda…and juda….. This would be Just something fucking immesly Galactic…..

LanceyShank February 5, 2019 - 7:00 AM

How about no. We invaded earth enough we cannot do this to oceans

Kelvin Urena March 7, 2019 - 10:37 PM

Shouldnt this bitch on some feminist channel still crying about trump!?

Star Head1 May 16, 2019 - 2:31 PM

i love you babe

Yare Yare Jotaro-kun July 12, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Im here because of bioshock

H September 24, 2019 - 11:05 PM

If they don't name it Atlantis I'm going to be so mad

Mike G January 11, 2020 - 6:14 AM

Well, can We Build Cities Under Water?
You just talked about the bends and showed an underwater lab.
Not enough info.

Fruitpunch July 23, 2020 - 9:30 AM

if I were rich I would make an underwater coty

Ethan O. McBride September 15, 2020 - 3:22 AM

Sea Lab 2021> Rapture > Sea Lab 2020

SevenDeMagnus December 30, 2020 - 12:23 PM

Cool. I think I won't have peace of mind living underwater:-) even if the structure is the most advanced.