As per some reports the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia intends to form a new smart city provided with extreme technology including an artificial moon, robot dinosaurs, flying cars, human gene editing and glow-in-the-dark sand among many other things.
As per some private documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, the Saudi Crown Prince—Mohammad bin Salman also known as MBS plans to form a futuristic $500billoion mega-city, referred to as the Neom project, for lessening the Kingdom’s dependence on oil.
The city would be called Neom. The word is a combination of Greek word Neos which means new and the Arabic word Mustaqbil which means future. The suggested features mentioned in the reports include a huge artificial moon, flying taxis and cloud seeding technology for producing artificial clouds and more rainfall in the desert of Saudi Arabia.
Furthermore, the city would also have schools where classes would be taught by holographic teachers, robotic maids for the housework, glow-in-the-dark sand, a Jurassic park-like island featuring robotic dinosaurs for entertainment and also an ultra-modern security system that would make use of drones, security cameras and facial recognition for tracking each citizen throughout the day,
Nadhmi al Nasr—the Chief Executive of Neom told the NSJ that Neom is all about things that are definitely related to future and are visionary. He added that they are talking about technology that is cutting edge and beyond and in some of the cases is still in the development and maybe theoretical stages.
As per the reports of Business Insider, Neom is among the MBS’s Vision of 2030 to modernize and diversify the country’s economy by cutting down its dependence on fossil fuels.