Could You Survive Trapped In A Bubble?

The real world can be tough – non-stop traffic,
pollution, freezing winters, that annoying coworker who never does his job… I’m looking at you, Triangle Bob… Sometimes, you just want to hide away somewhere
and escape reality. Imagine a bubble-like home where you could
be totally self-sufficient and not need a single thing from the outside world. Scientists have been experimenting with these
so-called biodomes since the 1970s, but what if you lived in a bubble? If you’ve ever seen pictures of these biodomes,
you know that they are so cool. Filled with various ecosystems like deserts,
farms, and rainforests, to provide inhabitants with everything they need to survive without
any help from the outside world. In order to live in a self-sufficient biodome,
you’d need 4 basic things – food, water, air, and electricity. Food would come from a farm-like area housing
plants and animals. It could have animals like chickens and goats
for eggs and dairy, but using them for meat in an environment where you can’t just get
more delivered wouldn’t be the smartest idea. Fruits, veggies, and beans growing on your
farm could provide you with additional nutrients to make up for the lack of meat. You’d need to use water for a number of
different things inside and remember, it isn’t an infinite resource, especially in a biodome. When it comes to drinking water, it seems
like the best option would be to collect rain water and purify it. You’d also want to recycle the water from
sinks and shower drains and use it for watering plants and even filling toilets. An artificial river inside your bubble could
be home to phytoplankton which would contribute significant amounts of oxygen to your atmosphere. In addition to the phytoplankton, a forest
full of plants would release breathable oxygen thanks to photosynthesis! Scientists have learned from past biosphere
experiments that some kinds of building materials, like concrete, inhibit oxygen production so
you’d want to avoid those. Air purifying plants, like spider plants and
English ivy, and medicinal plants, like echinacea and peppermint, in this forest would help
keep everyone inside breathing and healthy. Being truly self-sufficient means generating
your own energy and using renewable resources. Solar panels lining the outside of your bubble
would collect energy to power all electronics inside. And you could even add a mini hydropower turbine
to that indoor running river to generate even more energy! You’d also want some kind of composting
system to allow you to recycle human waste to use as fertilizer. Which may sound gross, but you’ve gotta
make sure those plants are taken care of too! Upkeep on this biodome would take a lot of
work, so plan to bring, like, 10 people. Each person would have their own job, like
farming or resource analytics. There are also a lot of mental and physical
benefits to having people around. Being disconnected from society has been linked
to higher mortality and greater incidences of stress, so you’d be happier and healthier
with other people inside.] In the last 40 years, scientists have tested
out a few biodome experiments. Perhaps the most well-known was Biosphere
2 in Arizona that housed 8 scientists in the early 1990s. Its ultimate demise was due to poor oxygen
generation techniques. So, after 2 years, the experiment was stopped,
but a lot was learned. In the future, builders can take into account
what went wrong with previous biodomes to create efficient, safe, oxygen-rich bubbles
to live in. What would you want to bring with you to live
in a biodome? Let us know in the comments.

100 comments

  1. as long as there was wifi and access to computers/cell phones along with everything else, i'd bring my ukulele just so i would have something else to do with my time

  2. The computer your on because you have a animater witch made u on the computer and the computer is on earth then your technically on earth

  3. I would bring a time machine so I can go to the future and I could bring back all sorts of goodies like infinite water,infinite food,infinite battery life,and whatever other stuff future people will create

  4. Biodomes make the perfect mars habitats lol radiation oh wait

    Also if i were trapped i nthere i would bring a wifi router, that wifi speeder thing filipinos are crazy for and pretty much all electronics i own and a frick of a stack of mcdonald's and chicken nuggets

  5. Ummm internet and my laptop or phone? And maybe some chips and soda and a building material

  6. If I were trapped in a bubble, I would bring a sledgehammer so I could break the glass and get out that way. Unless, of course, it is the apocalypse. Then I would bring a dog instead. Well, there are dogs outside the bubble if it is not the apocalypse, because I can just go buy one, so I could get a dog either way.
    That's a plus for me!

  7. Seems like Minecraft creative mode when’s get everything you think you need and then go into survival mode

  8. if I would live in a bauble I would bring… a magic tea pot that when you rub it you get three wishes

    you can wish for anything!!! even inf wishes 😀 and you get a chill, nice, magic genie for a friend

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