Florida Firm Planning $10 Billion Floating City For The Rich

Because freedom means not having to care about anyone but yourself, the New York Daily News reports that a project called Freedom Ship helmed by Florida businessman Roger Gooch aims to enable the wealthy to offshore their lives:

An incredible $10 billion floating city, built to house 50,000 people, is edging closer to reality. A mile long and 25 stories high, the Freedom Ship would also have room for another 30,000 daily visitors, 20,000 crew and 10,000 overnight guests.

With casinos, an airport and shopping centers, this city of the sea could be a permanent home to thousands.The benefits of ocean occupation would involve brand new schools, hospitals, businesses, parks, promenades, landscaping, public art and saltwater aquariums.

Florida-based company Freedom Ship International have designed the vessel which sails constantly, circling the globe. It says it is hopeful it can raise the $1 billion needed to begin construction.

  • Photons

    This kinda reminds me of Bioshock.

    • DeepCough

      Welcome to Columbia.

  • Tchoutoye

    Greedom Ship more likely.

  • BrianApocalypse

    And here is their ultimate destiny!

    • Anarchy Pony


    • IokSotot

      Hey, Brian. What comic book is this page scanned from? Something from the Crossed series?

      • BrianApocalypse

        It’s from The Filth by Grant Morrison. The massive ship with the pirate flag on it was based on this Freedom Ship, but was called The Libertania in the comic.

  • Reasor

    I’ve yet to hear a single one of these offshore city plans mention labor. Who’s going to maintain the ship, clean the place, cook the meals, take out the trash? How well will they live? How much will the security guards, who crack down on the workers when they get uppity and keep the place safe from pirates, be paid not to take over the ship themselves?

    • InfvoCuernos

      If they do it offshore, I will bet they won’t have to bother with those pesky minimum wages they hate so much(one would almost get the impression that all these rich people that “earned” their money don’t think they should have to pay for menial labor).

    • Anarchy Pony

      Mexicans today, drones tomorrow.

  • OneDunya

    And what happens when a hurricane comes and destroys the floating city/ship?

    • Matt Staggs

      They “Go Galt” at the bottom of the ocean?

      • InfvoCuernos

        Bioshock was the first place my mind went.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Going Galt; Starting a collective, and a general strike.
        The cognitive dissonance, it burns!

    • Earthstar

      Then we win! So let them do it!

  • Juan

    It’s as if this sci-fy dystpioa that we are living in is coming into clearer focus everyday. After a while it’ll be obvious to even the most zombiefied, ‘Merika types and Obama/dem apologists, or maybe not.

    • Jin The Ninja

      1 in 7 people in the world are squatters.
      by 2050, 1 in 3 will be squatters.

      i am of the mind to embrace it, especially with all those cool dystopian tumblrs about. nothing said ‘the future’ like some cool CG renderings and chillstep.

  • I_abide

    How much is the armada needed to protect them going to cost?

  • Ted Heistman

    cruises are actually pretty cheap. If you weren’t renting or paying a mortgage someplace else at the same time, you can live cheaper on a cruise ship. Plus you get food included. Some people take cruises and work, like writers and people who work online. I am wondering if this floating city will really be for the Mega rich and not simply the fairly wealthy.

    • InfvoCuernos

      There is a futurist book called “2030” by Albert Brooks that talks about using old decommissioned cruise ships as cheap retirement homes for the elderly. Over all, it paints a pretty bleak picture of the future.

      • Ted Heistman

        Personally I think the mega rich are heading to space

  • Haystack

    There’s never been a better time to be an iceberg.

  • Chugs Rodiguez

    Sounds like a con, a scam.

    An aiport ontop of the dwelling space!? The use of Star Trek music to present a video that uses CAD graphics from the 1990s?!

    Disinformation come on guys you don’t have to publish everything people submit.

    • echar

      The way I see it, Disinfo is like a deliberate game of April fools roulette. That’s the way I like it. Keeps me on my toes.

      • Anarchy Pony

        It sure is fun at any rate.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Ah wealth, they think they create it, but all they really do is siphon it away from the workers, or exploit it out of their ill begotten property.

  • http://www.myphilwong.com/ Phil

    Good place to put them if you know what i mean