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Monday, 15 February 2016

Off to Mars for the weekend



According to the Telegraph 

Holidays on the Moon and Mars, travelling in drones and underwater cities could be possible in 100 years

Gosh, but in much less than 100 years it will be far cheaper for virtual reality to simulate exotic holidays to places we've never even heard of. Forget boring old Mars, the imaginary planet Gnorbis will have much more to offer once the reality engineers get going.

I think I'll stick with Norfolk for now though.

11 comments:

Sam Vega said...

You must be mad. Gnorbis is now full of drunken sunburnt young Brits throwing up everywhere and picking fights with the locals.

A K Haart said...

Sam - they should be saving up for mortgages but I'm not surprised. It's still Norfolk for me.

DCBain said...

"Gnorbis is now full of drunken sunburnt young Brits throwing up everywhere and picking fights with the locals." There's a handy parallel with Kos, newly crowned immigrant dump of choice which is now full of drunken sunburnt young economic migrants throwing up everywhere and picking fights with the locals.

Sackerson said...

To fellow commenters: ever been to Great Yarmouth?

James Higham said...

My eyes are on Sedna.

Demetrius said...

Well, maybe, but were we not all supposed to have our individual flying machines and super highways high in the sky according to futurists of the past? Apart from that the increase in world population and depletion of resources may well put up basic living costs a fair amount. It could be the best we can manage is a week or a few days in one of those delightful caravan sites in Norfolk.

wiggiatlarge said...

Demetrius, the delights of East Runton and similar are not confined to Norfolk, coming from Essex (and other places) East Runton is a positive Nirvana compared to Jaywick...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/04/03/article-0-19103819000005DC-375_964x636.jpg

or the delights of Canvey Island

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzlql5vMLz1qflrf2.jpg

and the Elysian fields of Great Yarmouth pale into insignificance.

duffandnonsense said...

The problem with Norfolk, and I have it on very good authority, is that the people all look suspiciously like each other!

A K Haart said...

DCB - none of which is good for Greek tourism of course.

Sackers - I haven't. I've been to Lowestoft though.

James - I'll follow that up.

Demetrius - I could live with that. I like Norfolk.

Wiggia - good grief you know some horrible places.

David - that's just a tale invented to keep out the undesirables.

Derek said...

Norfolk?

"Ha'yer faather gotta donkey Boy?"

"Aar, an 'e want a vule to rid'en!"

A K Haart said...

Derek - is that local talk I hear?