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King of Creation
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Community -> Article ]

Got $10 million? Want a fallout-shelter for when the Resource Wars finally hit? Then look no further:

It's from a company called Vivos, based in California. Here's what PopSci had to say:

A doomsday bunker envisioned by California company Vivos can offer you, your family, and 4,000 other people the chance to escape the end of the world in a network of 20 underground shelters. Surely even the skeptics can't resist the allure of scary music played over scenes of comfortable underground habitation, as NPR's All Tech Considered reports.

The company claims to be a privately-funded venture with no religious affiliations, except perhaps to the gods of commerce. It certainly takes an agnostic view by listing all the possible reasons why you might want to pony up and help build those $10 million bunkers, including predictions by Nostradamus, the Mayans, the Hopi, and the Bible.

That's not to say that we don't like our apocalypse-survival equipment, but Vivos goes all out by promising a survival shelter stocked with power generation, water wells, filtration systems, sewage disposal, a year's supply of food, security devices and medical equipment.

Of course, you'll need all that if you believe disaster may strike at any moment because of a polar shift, super volcano eruptions, solar flares, nuclear war, and "even the return of Planet X (known as Niburu or Nemesis)," Vivos cheerfully states.

Did we mention that there's a 2012 countdown clock on the company website?

We do have to appreciate the small touches, such as the Vivos logo on one of the communal dining room screens, because nothing cheers up post-apocalyptic survivors like a friendly reminder of the corporation that they paid to save them. Let's just hope the grateful customers don't get jealous of whatever mineshaft space Vivos has saved for itself, and go out looking to close the mineshaft gap.

[via All Tech Considered]

You can also check out this video tour of the fallout-shelter:

Thanks to Mark and Kickstand27 who let me know about this bunker which is very reminiscent of our favorite game series.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice!

I just can't stop thinking that even if an apocalyptic catastrophe did happened, hardly anyone'd want to wait for those 3 days to close the doors. I'd be like 10 people scared shitless enough to do that as fast as they can. "Hey, fuck them, we already got their money, and now our supplies will even last longer." icon_wink
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It makes me laugh that they're trying to make a proft from it. "We're so certain of the apocalypse, we're willing to build bunkers, but we need your money, despite the lack of its usefulness after the apocalypse."
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It would actually be pretty cool to live in there even when there isn't any apocalypse. The only thing that would stuck is that there is no windows and stuff.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, Pooper. Even more so for the anti-social.

And no matter what happens, you can expect this company won't last beyond projected D-day. If the world as we know it exists past their prediction, they're gonna tank faster than anyone can predict.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Funny thing about underground bunkers is that they dont do very well with earthquakes and the earth pulling apart below you.

Also not so good with lava.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

And if we colonize the moon, we fuck up the tides, apparently.

Choices choices
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

That would have to be some huge settlement on the moon then.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

maybe they could have hired an interior designer or some other OH SHIT I HEAR THE ICE CREAM TRUCK!!!!!111!1111oneone, if i paid 10 big poppas for a bunker i'd rather not have it look like a fucking boat house
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah. Watching the movie, I realized that they had a large amount of open shelved-objects, which would likely fall/break/etc in the event of any seismic activity. Not enough secured containers.

Either way, if shit happens, we need to be psychologically prepared and intent on facing the cataclysm post-destruction, ready to rebuild smarter than before.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Personally, if the apocalypse does happen, I'm not too bothered about rebuilding, I'll settle for some plain old killin' 'n' rapin'.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Gotta stock the preserve before you go huntin' in it
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:46 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Preserve? All you really need is a knife and a hard-on, and the wastes your oyster.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Do you mean the wastes are your oyster? Or are you claiming that oyster wastes are a prerequisite?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The wastes are my oyster
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yonmanc wrote:
Preserve? All you really need is a knife and a hard-on, and the wastes your oyster.


lol, that quote made my day.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I bet that shit doesn't even work, one little nuke within a kilometer and boom ur ded faget. Then again, you can always sue afterwards.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Frater Perdurabo wrote:
I bet that shit doesn't even work, one little nuke within a kilometer and boom ur ded faget. Then again, you can always sue afterwards.


supposedly built to withstand a nuke within 10km..


Aside from the earthquakes, they have only 1 years worth of food in them.
in the event of the nuke apox, you know some cannibalism would go down...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/13/vivos_bunkers/
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What's this concerning the review of applicants ?

If We have your money goto GTFO

So many hilarious possibilities ! For unraveling. icon_drunk
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