Famous Millionaire Survivalists in Film – Under Sea Edition

Famous Millionaire Survivalists in Film – Under Sea Edition

When most people think of a millionaire survivalist, they think of a classic Bond villain, living in the lap of luxury while insulated from the harsh realities of a world they seek to rule. But, inevitably, these classic high IQ eccentrics possess a technological advantage over the world that makes ruling it possible. Sounds almost reasonable in a world overrun by disease, supply chain shortages, political instability, and a global struggle for supremacy.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll consider an earlier example of luxury off-the-grid living as we pay homage to Jules Verne’s classic villain, Dr. Nemo, from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

The Rise and Fall of a Great Survivalist

In this classic tale of early science fiction, a wealthy, eccentric, megalomaniac scientist discovers a technology that could change the world. His name is Dr. Nemo, and the technology described in the 1872 novel – nuclear power. Unfortunately, rather than using this power to save the world, he builds a device that enables him to live at the bottom of the sea, where he intends to systematically take over the world.

The device in which this story takes place is called The Nautilus, as seen in the image above, where Nemo hosts his guests as they dine on sea life flavored to taste like typical foods. While most of us are familiar with the 1954 Disney film, it should be noted that the original story also depicts The Nautilus as a place of unfathomable luxury (no pun intended), as seen below.

The Takeaway

In a world where millionaires and billionaires seem more motivated than ever to explore possibilities for post-apocalyptic life, we often hear about the latest advancements in space travel, survival gear, and luxury underground bunkers. So I thought it might be fun to see if any advancements had been made on the prospect of undersea living, and, much to my surprise, there has.

Behold, The Nautilus 2020

The name and concept, along with much of the design, directly reference the Jules Verne novel and subsequent titular film. However, the new design concept also focuses on the luxury of superyachts, which house the latest technological sophistication and creature comforts to make for a superior experience by the world’s elites.

Amongst other things, this sub allows its owner and their guests to surface closer to the shores of their tropical destinations, where sunning themselves on the deck could be witnessed by beachgoers and other boats.

For more information about the Nautilus 2020, click here: http://www.hisutton.com/Nautilus-2020_Luxury_Submarine.html

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