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.