Bionics for Today’s Millionaire Survivalist

Bionics for Today’s Millionaire Survivalist

A company called Esko Bionics manufactures exoskeletons at the facility in California. They offer this service in practical applications such as physical therapy, spinal cord injury, and retraining the brain-body link. Pretty amazing. Why more isn’t being discussed about this advanced bit of futurism, I couldn’t say. But I know this, when the SHTF and it’s every man for himself, I want a bionic exoskeleton to outrun the horde of wacky masses trying to tear each other to pieces.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll consider how the latest advancements in the field of bionics could change what’s possible for the people who invest in this technology now, while the world is still intact. This could be the next big thing, as they say…

The Six Million Dollar Man

With a bionic suit that controls the programmed motions of the body with greater precision and strength, programmable via electronics, and able to empower a paraplegic to retrain muscles and continue to live life, anything’s possible. It would seem to me that the EOTWAWKI scenario that would precipitate retreating to an underground bunker would presuppose that you were not more than mildly injured and could carry on with life. This offers a lot more.

As an ideal response to a less-than-ideal situation, I’d strap this on like a super-soldier, save my family, and flee Armageddon. Who knows? If the suit could be programmed to attach itself to smart instruments and vehicles, what’s to stop you from auto flying a jet, a boat, a space craft, or building a communications device? The sky seems to be the limit here, and even that can be pushed. If the military gets these, along with bulletproof exterior panels, they’d be virtually unstoppable, barring a significant blast from a weapon in the hands of an enemy.

Additionally, as these can be used to perform hard work, manual labor, and lift things normally too heavy, this is the perfect tool for doing the impossible, which is the best way to describe your garden variety “end times” scenario. This would actually allow you to withstand the impact of a sizeable jump. Imagine the applications while using a jetpack to survey an area after drone surveillance. Or facing off a wild animal with no weapons. Like that’d happen. Am I right?

So, if you’re a millionaire survivalist, then see what you can do to get your hands on one of these ASAP. It needs to be a part of your process. One in the home, one in the car, one in the chopper, and a dozen or so in the bunker.

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The Millionaire Castaway

The Millionaire Castaway

The man pictured above is David Glasheen. He traded the hustle and bustle of city life for the simplicity of island life over 30 years ago. While his story is a little more complicated than this, his life is emblematic of what’s possible when you possess the skills and mindset of a leader. While this story is often told to promote the theme of rejecting civilized life and money, there’s more to this story for those who care to probe a little deeper.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll take a closer look at the eccentric ex-millionaire who measures success and survival as the same. With only himself to rely on, he’s now 76 and still living an existence reminiscent of Tom Hanks on Castaway.

Deep Dive

David used his knowledge of business to amass a fortune. When he lost it all in the Australian stock market crash of 1987, he failed to recover and lost his home in ‘91. Rather than return to the business world, David found a way to use OPM (other people’s money) to retreat from his failure. He convinced his business partners to lease Restoration Island (pictured above) long enough to exercise their option to build a resort.

This remote island north of Australia was aptly named by Captain Bligh, who was pleased to find a sustainable situation here after he and his loyal crew were forced off the HMS Bounty. Thanks to David’s remarkable story, we know more about the life Bligh and his men must’ve lived. For over 30 years, David has collected rainwater, gathered nuts, berries, and coconuts, and hunted and fished. Unlike Bligh, David occasionally hops a ride on to the mainland of Australia for supplies such as soap and other ingredients needed to brew his own beer. He trades this beer for other items with the local aboriginals.

Necessary to his psychological well-being, David extolls the virtues of communication with the outside world, which he gets from a solar-powered internet connection. He also values companionship, which he gets from his beloved dingo, Zeddi, and his two female mannequins. He’s actively pursuing a relationship online despite knowing he could be evicted at any time, now that his lease has expired and his remaining investors pulled out. Despite a judge’s ruling that he has no right to be there, the Aboriginals accept him, and he refuses to leave.

Ironically, the interest he’s gained from his eccentric lifestyle has led to writing a book (pictured above), where he answers the myriad questions that he gets from the public. In it, he describes the ways in which he went about his life and how it led him to make this choice. He advises people interested in living a similar life to learn what they can from books about survival and to just go camping.

My hope is he makes enough money and gets enough press to buy the right to build a proper home and settle here. Who knows, maybe he’ll build a resort that teaches people how to live like him.

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The Millionaire Survivalist Extraordinaire

The Millionaire Survivalist Extraordinaire

Victor Vescovo, the radical multimillionaire, has made reaching new depths of the ocean’s floor his magnum opus. His wild blend of courage, skill, and deep pockets have enabled him to accomplish more than most could do in a thousand lifetimes. This cowboy explorer from Dallas, TX, is the ultimate millionaire survivalist driven more by inspiration than desperation.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll review the accomplishments of a guy with the money to live his wildest dreams and break world records while paying out of pocket to achieve them.


As a member of team Five Deeps Expedition, Victor Vescovo reached his goal of being the first to reach the bottom of each of the world’s five seas: the Atlantic, Southern, Indian, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans. This includes being the first to reach the bottom of the Marianas Trench’s infamous Challenger Deep at 10,925 meters, which is just under 36,000 feet. That’s a depth of nearly 6.8 miles!

While each member of the Five Deeps played a crucial part in the entire operation, Victor put up the money. Why? Because he had it. Also, he wanted to be the first to explore the deepest parts of the world’s oceans.

$30M Triton Submersible

The name of the submersible? The Limiting Factor, after an artificial intelligence entity in a science fiction novel. At 12 feet tall and 12.5 tons, The Limiting Factor was designed differently than previous submersibles. Aside from needing to handle pressure equivalent to nearly 300 fueled and fully loaded 747 Jumbo jets stacked on top of it, the Triton submersible would also be designed to allow two passengers to make repeat visits to these depths.

As Victor put it, mankind has done more to explore space than its own oceans, stating that less than 18% of the ocean had been mapped with any significant detail. While I’m certain gravity played a role in this decision, Victor adds that NASA’s 2018 budget was $4B, while the NOAA received $36.5M for ocean exploration and research. Victor’s solution? Put his money where his mouth is, naturally. But, where’d he get the money?

Victor Vescovo co-owns Insight Equity and sits on the board of 10 companies. Before that, he was an investment banker and management consultant. Where he made his millions was in reinventing industrial processes. This is where he raised the investment capital to invest in private equity in the first place. Consequently, this gives a guy like Victor the money to carefully pick his battles and his teams.

Victor is not just a lucky guy who’s smart with money. He pilots his own Embraer Phantom Jet and Eurocopter 120 helicopter. He also speaks seven languages and spent 20 years as a US Navy Reserve intelligence officer with top-secret clearance, including during 9/11.

Before Victor’s deep-sea dive challenge, he’d just achieved the “Explorer’s Grand Slam” by reaching the highest points on all seven continents, including Mt. Everest. He’d also skied about 62 miles to each of the North and South poles.

Victor Vescovo’s rare combination of big brains and brass cojones to match makes him a true millionaire survivalist, far more worthy of the public’s attention and admiration than pretty much anyone I can think of. But unfortunately, this only adds to the ever-widening chasm between the absolute worldviews of those with the capacity to do the extraordinary and pretty much everyone else.

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Millionaire Survivalists in Film  – Part 3

Millionaire Survivalists in Film  – Part 3

When it comes to film, nothing portrays the elegance and sophistication of the millionaire lifestyle combined with the extreme skill and preparedness of a classic survivalist like James Bond. The class and charisma in a room full of royal dignitaries nicely offsets fighting a henchman on a collapsing bridge. While 007 never discussed his wealth, he was a notable high roller with ties to the British Crown. For this reason, along with his cool gadgetry, it’s no wonder James Bond is still the epitome of the classic modern proto-European alpha male ideal.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll review the most high-tech 007 gadgets that really do exist, or at least use existing technology. While such toys of mass destruction are typically the territory of the Dept. of Defense, for the right price, anything’s possible.

Enter Q….

In every classic Bond film, 007 enters a secret weapons room where Q, the brain responsible for designing all the gadgets, introduces Bond to the surprises ready to prepare him for his next mission. I always imagine Sean Connery’s gun barrel car headlights or Roger Moore’s cufflinks with a tiny camera. But the list below should prove to be much more practical.


Palm-print gun activation – 2012’s Skyfall saw Daniel Craig at gunpoint by his enemy’s henchman holding the classic 007 Walther PPK. A hairy situation for our hero. Thank Q that the biometric systems locked it when the henchman pulled the trigger. No shots were fired, and Bond narrowly escaped death’s door once again. While the palm-print-activated gun itself is not known to have been created, the biometrics tech exists. It’s most notably usable in modern laptops and cell phones, banks, and other industries, making excellent use of this technology for sensitive situations involving sizeable transactions.

Fake Fingerprints – in 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever, Sean Connery used fake fingerprints to trick his co-star, Tiffany, by lifting prints from the drinking glass of another person. While it may seem farfetched by today’s standards, this was cutting edge by early 70s standards, thus reaffirming Bond films’ early introduction of sci-fi gadgetry to new generations.

Smartphone – 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies sees Pierce Brosnan with a cellular phone equipped with a stun gun, an antenna-shaped lock pick, and a fingerprint scanner. The idea of this during a time before smartphones, before the average person had any cell phone, was spellbinding. Meanwhile, the 2013 iPhone featured biometric authentication, completely dominating the smartphone market.

Microchip Vital Signs Telemetry

 In Casino Royale (2006), Daniel Craig’s debut appearance as 007 sees him get microchipped by M, the director of the British Secret Service. Later, when 007’s martini is poisoned at the big poker game in Montenegro, his vitals are broadcast to headquarters. Modern telemedical devices are using this technology more often in devices such as pacemakers and orthopedic implants.

The Smart Car

 Since 1964, the iconic Aston Martin DB5 has been “modded” repeatedly across multiple films so 007 could use it as a plot pay-off to save the day. While it must’ve seemed like a pipe dream in the early days, later models of the DB5 actually include bullet-proof windows, tire slashers, oil slick ejectors, and the ejector seat. Other modern smart cars now feature eSIMs technology for voice assistance and emergency calls.

In conclusion, we have James Bond to thank for inspiring us to always be ready, armed with courage, survival skills, and futuristic gadgets to save the day, do the impossible, bag the win, and the girl whenever possible. In preparing for an SHTF moment, it’s not always necessary for an actual apocalypse. Modern tech for advanced problem-solving has many applications, all of which can provide everyday convenience and improved quality of life.

Bulletproof Suit, anyone?

Bulletproof Suit, anyone?

In the third installment of the John Wick franchise, audiences were wowed at the prospect of the hero wearing a bulletproof suit to his epic shoot-out. While adults know such things are flights of fancy that make for a good story, the need to identify with someone prepared to go to extreme lengths to save the day is hardwired in all of us. This is why we wore superhero costumes as kids.

Anyway, who couldn’t use a bulletproof suit? But, more importantly, who’s to say it can’t be done?

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll consider the value of the bulletproof suit to your average, garden variety millionaire whose life is potentially in jeopardy due to the nature of money and power. But, even if they don’t consider themselves the classic, rugged survivalist type, or even an urbane and sophisticated James Bond type, there are times when we need all the help we can get.

A banker, a tailor, and a fashion designer walk into a bar…

While this seems to be the ideal outfit for a hitman, most customers are high-profile bankers and businessmen who need a little extra protection when traveling out of town on business. So while they may seem like your average, everyday dapper gentleman getting in and out of limousines, helicopters, and private jets, their nice but normal-looking suit is bulletproof.

The fabric is made from carbon nanotubes and is thinner, more flexible, and 50% lighter than Kevlar. While the material is sourced from US Special Forces in Iraq, the company tailoring these fashionable suits is based in Canada. International competition has emerged due to the success of the suits’ proven ability to “catch” a bullet in a live demonstration, and again from the first inauguration of President Obama, who claims to have worn one for the occasion.

Additionally, a clothing designer in Colombia styled as the Armani of bulletproof clothing is a force in the market for apparel made of this fabric. As such, it seems one’s entire wardrobe could be bulletproof without broadcasting this or the fact that there’s a reason for this level of concern. But hey, anyone who frequents the big nightclubs in a bulletproof Escalade might just as well be a candidate.

Given that the suits can go as high as $20K, it’ll be interesting to see how well this trend takes off and becomes the next standard practice of today’s elite. Who knows? Maybe they’ll make hats, umbrellas, curtains, etc. But, of course, the more products made and sold, the more the price comes down, and the more data can influence the next wave of products to appeal first to the high-end luxury market.

One thing’s for sure, in an EOTWAWKI scenario, the run from the office to the chopper could be the 30 seconds of vulnerability where this suit really pays for itself.

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Solar Powered Jets and the Millionaire Survivalist

Solar Powered Jets and the Millionaire Survivalist

Sure, it sounds cool, but how practical is it? Is this yet another attempt by the tree huggers to take down big oil so they can help their hidden masters corner the market on future tech? I haven’t the foggiest, but I know this: anyone familiar with the prospect of a post-apocalyptic future knows that whoever controls the few remaining sources of energy, transportation, self-protection, etc., will have the power to rule the world.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll review the advancements in solar-powered aircraft and the direction experts believe it will go in the future.

Current State of the Art

The Swiss long-range experimental solar-powered aircraft project includes two operational aircraft. The prototype, Solar Impulse 1, is a fixed-wing, single-seated monoplane powered by photovoltaic cells. It takes off with its own power and is designed to remain airborne for 36 hours without a single drop of fuel. Impulse 1 flew a successful test flight in 2009, and in 2010 flew a 26-hour flight from Switzerland to Spain and then Morocco.

In 2014, the second aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, was outfitted with more solar cells and more powerful motors, and in 2015 circumnavigated the globe. That’s a 25,000-mile flight worldwide, covering four continents, two oceans, and three seas without a single drop of fuel. It has a wingspan wider than a B-747 jumbo jet but only weighs 5,000 pounds, which is close to a typical family car. It has over 17,000 photovoltaic solar cells, each the thickness of a human hair. It charges the plane’s four lithium batteries for night flights.

Unfortunately, with the extreme size relative to the low weight, the plane’s aerodynamics are a bit unwieldy. A wing dip of more than five degrees or strong winds from bad weather can cause it to spin out of control. So, for now, solo flights are not practical. It also has to fly at 30,000 feet during the day, which requires onboard oxygen, and 5,000 feet at night to avoid depleting the batteries during steep climbs.

Meanwhile, the US Navy has been working on a solar-powered aircraft that can fly continuously for 90 days. The Skydweller is a modification of the Solar Impulse 2 and includes new software and upgraded hardware. This is a significant leap forward in our ability to man flights not previously possible and to continue to fly if fuels become too scarce or impractical. In addition, it could be used as a communications relay platform or monitor of escort ships.


While I doubt most pilots are eager to change what has always worked for them, time will tell if this becomes a viable option on the commercial market. If it does, this solar-powered option can assist future millionaire survivalists in operating aircraft long after the technology and money for supplying fuel have collapsed, provided a nuclear winter, volcanic ash, or other calamity doesn’t block out the sun.

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6 Millionaire Traits That Anyone Can Adopt – Survivalist Edition

6 Millionaire Traits That Anyone Can Adopt – Survivalist Edition

According to Investopedia, all success stories found their way to the top because of six essential traits or characteristics they share:  independent thinking, vision, skills, passion, investment, and salesmanship. In addition, in today’s world, any success story with an eye toward the future includes a plan for success despite an apocalypse that would ruin their parade.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll consider how the traits for those who achieve monetary success translate to the steps to succeed in any circumstance, including the apocalypse, where perhaps money is not the measure of success.

What does money matter with TEOTWAWKI?

It has been said that success is a game, and money is the way to keep score. This applies to survival more than any other endeavor, as the penalty for failure is death, and possibly not just your own. Imagine struggling to succeed financially only to have everything and everyone you love ripped away from you. What would be the point?

So whether it’s rags to riches, millions to billions, or the desire for an heir apparent to prove one’s own worth to the patriarch in power, we’re talking about guts, character, and the internal drive to succeed often not found on those who passively accept what life hands them, money or not.

Now that we’ve established the rat in the maze and the penalty for not getting the cheese, let’s focus on the game of success.

Game Theory

As any complex situation can be reduced to a game, the object is to win, so does the victor employ strategy. The first strategy often is to pretend that nothing has happened or is known. For example, suppose the world would end, and the news headlines broadcasted pandemonium. In that case, the first order of business for a success-minded individual is to waste no time on actions that don’t advance more success.

By remaining cool and calm, the next logical consideration is “How close am I to the danger?” Then, “What are my options?” and finally, “What’s the most strategically advantageous choice I can make?” Chances are, the millionaire is saying, “Time to enact operation SHTF.”

By moving calmly to a predetermined location as part of a successful survival scenario, such as a place of refuge, a hideout, a bomb shelter, a car to drive away, or an elevator to the roof where a helicopter is waiting, we see our hero not acting like the masses of frightened citizens.

Collectively, this demonstrates characteristic # 1: independent thinking

Success requires expert knowledge of how a situation works and can be won or lost. This informs the other characteristics, including abiding by a clear vision of success based on strategically avoiding what equals failure. Add to this any skill needed at this moment. By skill, this means any helpful ability that can be learned, practiced, improved, and perfected, including an escape plan for the EOTW scenario.

The next characteristic in the list is passion, which you might think is easy in this case since we’re all passionate about survival or simply not dying. But to a success-minded individual, the passion for maintaining the sense of self, the presence of mind, and of carrying out an expert plan that allows the organism to stay entirely in control of itself without missing a beat is what’s at stake. The winner will always be faithful to the plan they so carefully calculated as a matter of honor.

Beyond this, investment into the means necessary to have a plan in place is worth more than money in the bank or a win on wall street. Still, according to game theory, you can expect the possessor of one to possess them all. This is the very definition of hedging one’s bets.

Finally, salesmanship. Only when a messenger who understands what’s at stake can understand what’s needed and why can they have a shot at convincing others. Of what you might ask? If things are worse than our hero might have predicted, they would never advise those dependent on their judgment or care to worry or get excited. Instead, they would remind everyone to remain calm and take a breath.

Descending into chaos is never the solution, which is why good leadership requires rehearsing the act of staying calm and maintaining a clear presence of mind in any perceivable crisis situation. This spells success on any battlefield, provided the strategy and execution can be carried out with expert timing.

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Underground Bunker Real Estate for the Millionaire Survivalist

Underground Bunker Real Estate for the Millionaire Survivalist

While we’re familiar with the concept of the customized, high-tech underground bunker, what options are there for the rest of us? Is it incumbent on us to raise the money and research the methods for building our own survival system? The short answer: no. There are developers creating turnkey real estate solutions that won’t break the bank.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll review the most accessible underground bunker real estate on the market, offering varying-sized units for as little as $1M. The future looks bright here, even though it’s multiple stories beneath the earth.

Underground Luxury Bunker Condos for Sale

An abandoned missile silo in Kansas has been gutted and repurposed with layers of extra concrete designed to allow anyone inside to survive a nuclear blast, a direct airstrike, a hurricane, earthquake, tsunami, and a supervolcano. It comes with armed security in place with DNA entrance for its occupants. It contains years of food, aquacultural farming, a school, a gym, a bar, built-in Wi-Fi customized to occupants, and three sizes of floorplan ready for purchase today.


The half-floor goes for approximately $1M, whereas a full floor can go as high as $3M. However, it comes completely stocked, furnished, and turn key. There are already units sold, and people spending some weekends on-site to get used to it. They swear by it and say that they haven’t missed anything thus far. So, for anyone too busy to reinvent the wheel, this option is in place right now.

Stir Crazy?

Despite being floors below, monitors act as windows in every room, so people continue to see a real-time view of the outside of the building.

The schools are on a Wi-Fi system that allows them to communicate with other classrooms in similar bunkers. This allows students to interact with others their own age, to maintain contact with the “outside world.”

Owners all receive access to the recreation area, which includes a movie theater stocked with thousands of films being downloaded from streaming services. It also contains a popcorn maker and luxury recliners.

The recreation area also includes a swimming pool with a waterslide. It’s a resort-level jaw-dropper for anyone who sees it in person. The general consensus amongst occupants is that they’re prepared to live out their days without fear or question.

Air and Water

The water and air filtration systems already in place are prepared to sweep nuclear debris, radioactivity, and volcanic ash, so the pumps continue to work to produce vital air and water for inhabitants for years to come.


If you have the money and don’t already have a plan in place for an “EOTWAWKI” scenario, this is priced to move right now. Worst case scenario, you hedge your bets by continuing to build at another location and are equipped to have more than one option close to where you might actually be when the “SHTF.”

If survival is important to you, then not keeping all your eggs in one basket must be a consideration when investing in a subterranean bunker solution to maintain options for survival and sanity.

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Prepackaged Survival Kits – Millionaire Edition

Prepackaged Survival Kits – Millionaire Edition

In your garden variety EOFTWAWKI scenario, society will inevitably descend into chaos. Science tells us that perceived threats to survival trigger the brain’s fear response. The result: an increased group behavior. It’s a survival mechanism that causes mass conformity to respond to danger by doing what they see everyone else doing. Whether you’re in a war or on Wall Street, a true survivalist knows the penalty of acting like a “Johnny-come-lately” spells failure, which often results in death.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll review some of the better products on the market for anyone preparing for their own survival. While these products aren’t cheap, they’re not on the same level as the preferred products of millionaire survivalists like you and me.

Introducing the Bug-Out Bag

The bug-out bag is street slang for a prepacked survival gear bag that includes flashlights, glow sticks, food, water, weapons, etc. This is comparable to the military rucksack and is now marketed to the general public. While their most prominent clients are FEMA and the Red Cross, they’re available to everyone. So, when the SHTF and everyone else is running around like a chicken with their head cut off, the prepared survivalist goes into “crisis mode.”


Whether at home, at work, in your car, or wherever, the one investment no one should be without is the bug-out bag. As seen in this photo, it’s pretty nifty:

After reviewing the myriad of companies that offer prepackaged and custom bug-out bags, it’s clear that the most popular is by a company called JUDY. While the JUDY bag is clearly a no-brainer for everyone, you get what you pay for. While lower-end bags are a great item to keep in your car, JUDY makes a scalable product designed for every type of natural disaster and number of people.

Millionaire Edition

However, JUDY makes a luxury version of the kit, including monogrammed night vision goggles and gourmet chocolates. Even Kim Kardashian has taken selfies with her JUDY bag, so clearly, “it’s a thing.” A thing that is now flying off the shelves since the pandemic. For more money, your flame retardant monogrammed JUDY bag will also contain a GARMIN satellite messenger and SOS locator beacon, a water purifier, a solar panel, an emergency charging kit, a blender, and the list goes on.

From a survivalist standpoint, these luxury items are more niche-oriented and suggest the legitimacy of the JUDY bag to the masses of easily influenced consumers doing as their celebrity leaders do. Nonetheless, if the trek to your car becomes a dire impossibility, the items in this bag will sustain life, health, energy, and communication from anywhere, including in the woods or in a dilapidated building.

As a result, this should be a priority for your home, office, car, private jet, helicopter, or other means of conveyance on your journey to your luxury underground bunker stocked with humidor and wine cellar. Who says the apocalypse has to be unpleasant? Remember, these things take time.

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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.

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