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Saudi Arabia Crown Prince’s $500B city aims for futuristic ‘Jetsons’
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh on October 23, 2018. - Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince’s $500B city aims for futuristic ‘Jetsons’

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud on the challenges of planning the technological advances used in the design of a new city.
It’s a $500 billionOpens a New Window. project that has plans for amenities you’d see out of a ‘Jetsons’ episode.

According to documents reviewed by the Wall Street JournalOpens a New Window., Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s dream will include offerings from glow-in-the-dark sand to an artificial moon with livestreaming capabilities.

The Northwest corner of Saudi ArabiaOpens a New Window. is promoted as NeomOpens a New Window.: “the blank page you need to write humanity’s next chapter.”

On the list of things you can use: drone taxis, robot maids, genetic modification, artificial rain, a Jurassic Park-style robot island, sand that glows in the dark, robot cage fighting, security that utilizes facial-recognition technology, a fake moon and alcohol – which is banned in the country.