If you are a Bioshock fan you probably think that the underwater city of rapture is one of the most interesting settings of videogames. But is this undersea utopia actually possible? The answer will surprise you!
== > Search on YouTube â€œGame Theory Raptureâ€ and the video explaining shall be the first result
Even in some of the shallowest parts of the ocean one huge speed bump on the road to creating rapture is the existence of pressure. However, there recently has been a journey into marinaâ€™s trench (the deepest part of the ocean) using a submarine (called the triton) that has a cockpit consisting of a glass sphere made entirely out of Pyrex, which is a material that actually strengthens under pressure. The current Pyrex formula was developed in the 1940s, which means it would be around and available during the time the game claims to take place, 1959. This means the glass portions of the city (presumably Pyrex) would hold up to the pressure of where the city is located, however you cant say the same thing for the eroding buildingsâ€¦ The distribution of oxygen to the city is also possible through the electrolysis of water, which is the separation of hydrogen and oxygen in water through the use of an electrical current (this technique has been around since the 1800s). Getting rid of the hydrogen waste humans produce can also be handled through CO2 scrubbers, devices that trap co2 in the air so they can be thrown away as waste physically (this device and technology has existed since 1878). Finally the power source for the city is simple: Geothermic energy. Being closer to the layer of magma below the crust than on land, the underwater city is able to drill into the layer of magma and extract the heat for energy quite easily because transporting the heat to the surface and finding the right spot to do it in (the cityâ€™s location is near a hotspot for geothermal energy) is no longer an issue. And to wrap it up the use of geothermal energy in Iceland (where rapture is located near) dates back to 1930. So not only is Rapture Possible, it was possible back in 1959 when the city of Rapture was constructed in the game.
SO there you have it, Rapture is possible and has been for quite a while now.
I donâ€™t know about you, but I would very much like to live in a dystopia underwater NYC, so lets make this happen!!
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