The mad scientists who are somehow in charge of the doomsday clock have subtracted an additional thirty seconds as according to the ultimate pessimists, humankind is now a collective two minutes and thirty seconds from total annihilation.
With this idea in mind and coupled with the hysteria generated by the Trump administration, software billionaires are preparing for the worst with the best their best impersonation of survivalists. Is this simply a trend in global wealthy game of one upmanship, or is their any validity towards beating a nuclear holocaust in the frenzied construction of bunkers?
The Business Insider reports that the gravitation towards extreme insurance survival methods for the families of Silicon Valley billionaires and one tech exec believes that half of the financially-successful digital tycoons are engaged in the active planning stages for the end of civilization as we know it. While current preventative measures have been limited to building bunkers, purchasing land in remote areas and learning basic survival and hunting skills, the future shock of orbiting habitats and shelters is thankfully not yet feasible and still qualifies as science fiction.
Currently, there are survival-type properties are available on the active real estate market available to consumers. This property in northern Maine is a decommissioned military instillation and is priced at under $500 thousand.
Ironically, tech baron Mark Zuckerberg was the one of the first billionaires to fortify a large tract of property, as the social networking community founder order the construction of a wall surrounding his vast estate on Kauai. There is no reports from Hawaiian authorities as to the effectiveness of the structure in limiting illegal immigration.
Read the full Business Insider article here.