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April 13, 2010

The Nomad is a concept for a futuristic cross-country RV and biosphere designed to cope wi...

The Nomad is a concept for a futuristic cross-country RV and biosphere designed to cope with a world ravaged by global warming

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If our politicians continue contributing to global warming through spouting hot air, Mario Pitsch's concept for the Nomad - a sustainable "cross-country RV for the far future" - may need to become a reality sooner rather than later.

The German industrial designer posits that in a world ravaged by global warming, mankind may be forced to live like nomads again, moving across continents in search of food and other resources, and following the seasonal shift of nature in the same way as our ancestors.

The rugged design of the bug-like Nomad would keep the inhabitants warm, and safe from whatever was left alive outside in a post-apocalyptic world... which doesn't sound too recreational!

And while you might have to readjust to a world without iPhones, espresso machines and wall-sized plasma screens, tripping around in the Nomad should be a little more comfortable than previous nomadic existences.

Pitsch envisages the 18m vehicle would be equipped with solar panels, fog traps to extract water from the air and a 35 square meter greenhouse with an algae reactor for growing food. The Nomad would feature a lightweight foil-shell providing perfect insulation from the elements, and be able to accommodate a three to four person household.

Via Ecofriend.

5 Comments

I think Pitsch may have been watching the old Filmation children's TV series "Ark II" again.

Gadgeteer
13th April, 2010 @ 08:22 pm PDT

Kinda creeped me out - that name "Nomad' considering the mention of "post-apocalyptic world".

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Then again - THIS vehicle looks to be an improvement on the 'Chariot' of TVs 'Lost in Space' fame.

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"Oh, the pain, the pain"

At 18 meters long it'd be a bear to drive on today's roads so it'll really need independent wheels. How many think it an improvement on THIS RV?

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Larry
14th April, 2010 @ 08:36 am PDT

"...a world ravaged by global warming"? What is this, 2006?

Even more frightening is a world ravaged by hippies praying for their beloved apocalypse.

Facebook User
14th April, 2010 @ 08:50 am PDT

Or he may have read the Belgian comic series "Pythagoras & Co" (Derib, 1967) featuring such a vehicle.

JøhP
14th April, 2010 @ 02:21 pm PDT

Even if global warming occured over the next couple hundred years, we'll migrate to Canada (or Siberia) for the Summers, grow our crops there, and spend Winters in Illinois or Italy.

It's not like the entire planet will be 250 degrees farenheit.

Well, that is until the sun starts to die in a few billion years, and enlarges to the size of a red giant, expanding beyond the size of the Earth's orbit. But before that, in about 1 billion years, due to increasing sun luminosity and surface temperatures, the temperature of Earth will be too hot for water to exist in liquid form.... "see ya', oceans and life! Nice knowin' ya!"

matthew.rings
14th April, 2010 @ 11:59 pm PDT
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