The future is now, and it brings with it flying cars, artificial rain, human gene editing, and invasive government surveillance! At least that’s the plan for a developing, $500-billion-dollar city in Saudi Arabia called Neom. On the surface Neom sounds like a futuristic utopia, where robot maids clean up after its citizens, artificial rain creates lush gardens in the middle of a desert, and glow-in-the-dark beaches light up the night… But what lurks on Neom’s deeper, darker level?
In August 1952, the village of Lynmouth in Devon, Britain was struck by one of the worst floods the country has ever seen. Thirty-five people lost their lives when 90 million tons of water and thousands of tons of rocks battered the town. At the time, the disaster was classified as "the hand of God," and locals were left to clean up the very messy aftermath.