Hawaii's Floating City Development Program First Annual Report - Fiscal Year 1972
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Hawaii's Floating City Development Program First Annual Report - Fiscal Year 1972

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    The land that has supported our societies in the past is less than one third of the globe potentially available to us. The other two thirds are in the world's oceans. Contrary to the public myth, the oceans have in fact a great potential for solving environmental problems of modern industrial technology as well as having the scale ratios for efficient economies. Inevitably we must turn to the oceans for space and resources which might provide our scientists, business leaders, and government officials the time to bring our societies into equilibrium with their environment. The resources of the oceans lie beneath the surface and sometimes beyond the bottom itself. And this surface is frequently turbulent. So we must conclude that a first giant stride into the oceans lies in the development of large stable floating platforms, divorced from the turbulence of the air-sea interface, extending into the air and the sunlight in one direction and into the resource-laden depths in the other. Such platforms potentially seem capable of supporting particular industrial endeavors, applied science programs, and even whole cities.
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