Tuesday, August 21, 2007
In the Future, There Will Be Tennis
From Japan today comes the intriguing and unsettling proposal for something called the X-Seed 4000, a wacky 13,000-ft-high mega-building that will house 1 million happy automatons. Inspired by Mount Fuji and meant to be constructed in Tokyo Harbor, this soul-crushing behemoth will, it seems, have one saving grace: Tucked in the middle of the complex's futurama garden is an old-fashioned tennis court. So when Kenji from block A42-9 on the seventh ring wants to practice his serve, he just has to grab his racquet and take the people mover down a few hundred floors!