Next Big Thing: Ocean UFOs
Xanthglarb's crashed his spaceship again. Typical
We're not going to berate you for being wrong, because there's no denying that this rather odd structure looks exactly like a flying saucer stranded at sea. Everything from its central bulge to flat outer disc screams UFO, which is, unsurprisingly, why creator Jet Capsule has called it an Unidentified Floating Object.
We can however assure you that the Saturn-like structure is strictly limited to the safe(ish) salty waters of planet Earth, and any resemblance to a giant collared R2-D2 going for swim is purely coincidental, and byproduct of your overstimulated imagination.
We all live in a high tech submarine
So… what is it?
It’s a house, silly. Well, a floating house to be more precise. Think futuristic UFO/house boat hybrid, designed with freedom and survivability in mind. Featuring a two-story interior complete with an window-laden underwater level for viewing all the wonders of the deep in safety, each UFO capsule is completely self-sustainable, thanks to built-in solar panels, as well as wind and water-powered generators.
It’s got a built-in engine too, so you can easily leave your ASBO neighbours behind if things get a little too rowdy. It’s also ideal for zombie apocalypses and robot uprisings.
Space is becoming more and more of a rarity in today’s overcrowded world, and the UFO is one possible solution to escaping the crowds. Apart from that though, there’s something to be said for waking up to a glorious display of tropical fish surrounding your bedroom, before eating pancakes surrounded by the glittering emerald beauty of the ocean.
Granted, we’ll be the first to cower below deck hugging our blankets and crying during a particularly nasty storm, but given that it’s only a prototype and yet to hit Kickstarter at the time of writing, we can hold back those tears a little while longer.