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Noah is building an Ark in Silicon Valley?
March 13, 2014
Silicon Valley is not known for biblical literalism. With as many Mahayana Buddhist temples as Pentecostal congregations (Assemblies of God), the county's religious mixture is thousands of miles away from the Bible Belt (buckled in Tennesee). Google, Yahoo, Samsung, and Intel seem as likely to represent a person's primary affiliation as Baptist, Reform Jewish, Catholic, or Methodist.
Nevertheless, one Silicon Valley man's backyard project sure looks like something out of Genesis. Chris Robinson is building a self-described tsumani pod. After watching the Fukishima disaster in Japan and its tsunami, Robinson got inspired to develop his own elaborate life-raft. Should a flood come to Palo Alto anytime soon, he is ready for bouyant salvation. In the meantime, he will rent it on AirBnB.
Perhaps Robinson will figure out how to market it to religious survivalists who, with some parallel, build storage bunkers for the pre-millennial ravages of the Apocalypse...but Robinson will have to change his story...instead of getting the directions for his design straight from God, he used Adobe Illustrator.