In 2068 WW3 happens, and most of the United States, Russia, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East is destroyed. But before the war, a company builds a group of shelters designed to protect 500,000 people in the United States, who could later rebuild civilization. My question is how realistic are these plans?
There are about 200 shelters, each that at maximum capacity can fit 10,000 people, but have a starting population of 5,000. These shelters are buried 10 feet underground and their outer walls are made out of blast-proof concrete. The shelters are Massive and expand down many levels down. They are all powered by a thorium reactor in the center of the shelter, which is maintained by a group of androids and a few humans.
Next to the reactor is a water purification station. There are five of these across the shelter. They take in human and animal urine, purify it, and send it through pipes for people to drink it.
To feed the shelter, there is a large farm that utilized fish farming to work. This provides the inhabitants with some fish and food. The plants grown there include sweet potatoes, tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, oranges, etc. to provide them with a balanced diet. There is also some livestock such as chickens, pigs, and goats. No cows though as they don’t have enough space for them. They use the chickens for eggs and the goats for meat and milk. There are 20 large cafeterias each big enough to house 500 people to eat.
Each room can fit up to ten people. There are 4 beds and one television set in each room. The inhabitants don’t have there own washroom though and have to share 30 bathrooms. Each toilet has a bidet, so they don't have to store all that toilet paper. The showers are very water efficient, and inhabitants only have 5 minutes to shower to save water.
There is a large hospital that has some of the most advanced medical technology available. They can clone vital organs, have a biogel that can heal many wounds, and doctors are trained using virtual reality. There are also robotic surgeons that can perform on patients when doctors can’t. They also have genetic engineering, which is used on children before birth to rid them of any possible diseases the might have, as well as making them stronger and smarter.
At the age of 4, children go to school, where they can learn skills necessary to get a desired job in the future. Formal schooling ends at 18 (there is no college).
The shelter has many training facilities for people who want to become soldiers. It has weapons like laser rifles, gauntling lasers, machine lasers, etc. Each armory can equip 500 people with weapons, though more weapons could later be 3-D printed. The training facilities simulate real-life situations that they could face in the outside world.
Each shelter also offers recreational facilities, such as two swimming pools, two gyms, and a library. Inhabitants can also download movies to entertain themselves in their living quarters. The library does not contain physical copies of books but rather digitally stored copies.
Each shelter also has a seed storage facility, which freezes seeds so that they can be grown later when the inhabitants leave their shelter (think global seed vault but smaller).
The air filtration system can block out radioactive, chemical, or biological materials, keeping the people inside safe.
They plan to stay in the shelters for about 40 years until the world above is safe enough to live in.
Additional information about the world
- This world is an alternate reality, where instead of falling, the Soviet Union prospered all the way until the 2060s.
- The technology is very advanced, as there are 3-D printers that can make virtually any substance.
- Nuclear power has nearly completely replaced fossil fuels.
- Super advanced A.I. is available to average consumers.
- And there are even extraterrestrial colonies in places like the Moon, Mars, and Venus.
- Weapons technology is also very advanced, as they have lasers guns, invisibility cloaks, energy grenade, etc.
The United States government knew that nuclear war was on the horizon. So they gave the company 1 trillion dollars (which in this world is worth 2 trillion dollars) in order to build the shelters. When the war happened, politicians, high ranking military officials, executives of large companies, and their families evacuated into outer space.
So with all this in mind, is my idea for the shelters realistic?