Where you will own nothing and be happy.
Don’t be fooled: Most of the technology employed in bin Salman’s dystopian Smart City is already being deployed in cities around the world
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has a new pet project he’d like you to know about, and maybe even invest in.
It’s a “city of the future” that has been tried with limited success in Communist China, as well as in cities within the nations of Canada, South Korea, Spain, and Singapore.
Welcome to “The Line.”
It’s a so-called “smart city” built on a 100 mile “line” capable of housing 9 million people.
On the project website, the Crown Prince touts The Line, also called Neom, as a place where there will be:
“No roads, cars or emissions, it will run on 100% renewable energy and 95% of land will be preserved for nature. People’s health and wellbeing will be prioritized over transportation and infrastructure, unlike traditional cities.”
All travel will take place in this city via high-speed rail, with an end-to-end transit of 20 minutes. And if you wish to travel outside of that parameter? I guess you’re out of luck. Maybe it will work out for you if you know someone important and your social credit score is within the acceptable range. If your score is too low, you won’t even be allowed on the government-provided mass transit and you’re condemned to a life within the four walls of your home.