Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s grand $500 billion project will become home to nine million people in a utopian world where humans, robots, and AI co-exist. NEOM looks as futuristic and science-fictiony as one could imagine: the 26,500-kilometre square site will stretch 460km along the coast of the Red Sea in the Tabuk Province of Saudi Arabia.
Its key part, the Line, will be 200m wide, 500m tall, and 170km long, with the possibility to travel end-to-end in just 20 minutes, eliminating the need for cars. Zero-carbon, running on 100% renewable energy, and fully autonomous through AI, it will be housed within a mirrored glass façade. According to the current plans, the Line will house nine million residents, who will have access to a variety of facilities to fulfil all of their daily needs.
First hotels are planned to open by 2024, with over five million visitors expected by 2030.
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