Just when you think that Dubai and the UAE are surely running out of money and they’ve built all the crazy, over the top shit they can build, they come up with something else. Like this amazing futuristic underwater hotel of the future.
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently the world’s tallest building at 2,723 feet, which is cool and all, but the problem is that Dubai may have a whole lot of oil money, but they haven’t apparently spent that money on sewage infrastructure. Which is bad when you have toilets half a mile in the sky.
Camel racing is pretty big in parts of the Arab world, and the camel jockeying used to be done by little kids, since they don’t weigh a whole lot. But then, after it came to light that most of these kids were being horribly abused, and not having many tiny Latin Americans at their disposal to jockey, they turned to remote controlled robot jockeys. Which is all fine and well, except now the camel racing world is in an uproar over the use of tasers in the robots to make the camels go faster. Call it Robo-Camel-Don’t-Tase-Me-Brobotgate if you will.
Several men that sold the taser camel jockey bots have been arrested, but is it the end of the controversy? What if someone’s using ROBOT CAMELS?
Several years ago, when Dubai among others were in the height of their “Let’s see how fast we can spend every penny of our oil money” frenzy, one of the things they built was a huge chain of manmade islands in the shape of a world map, in the hopes they could sell this brand new real estate and turn it into a top-notch resort. Well… so far, only one of the islands has been rented and the chances are low for anyone else considering that the islands are sinking.