Neom, megacity with its own moon, dinosaurs, and robots, reaches next phase

Construction of the $500 billion dollar tech city-state of the future is moving ahead.

Credit: Neom
  • The futuristic megacity Neom is being built in Saudi Arabia.
  • The city will be fully automated, leading in health, education and quality of life.
  • It will feature an artificial moon, cloud seeding, robotic gladiators and flying taxis.
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Saudi Arabia Is Building a $500-Billion New Territory Based on Tech and Liberal Values

This independent zone, with its own regulations and social norms, will be built from scratch on 10,231 square miles of untouched land at a cost of $500 billion. 

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Where Does the USA Rank In Empathy Worldwide?

We're ranked behind Saudi Arabia and Korea in empathy. Surprised? 

 

 

Map of Global Empathy. Source: Michigan State University.

Empathy is something that is measurable, and researchers at Michigan State University have done just that, for the first time.

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Why Did Saudi Arabia Ban Pokémon Go?

Saudi clerics see Pokemon Go as anti-Islamic and full of forbidden symbols and ideas (like evolution!), so have renewed their 2001 fatwa on it.

You better put your plans for hunting Pikachu and doing gym battles on hold if you are in Saudi Arabia. Local clerics have banned Pokémon Go on account of anti-Islamic content. 

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