Jurassic Park was a decent movie. I still enjoy watching it.
Beyond its entertainment value, several situations in the movie make great analogies for real world issues.
One of my favorites is how they used frog DNA to fill holes in the dinosaur DNA leading to the script flip that took the island from a cool vacation destination to a horror movie.
How many times have you seen people fill in the blanks with unrelated facts or evidence that led them to make incorrect assumptions? That’s a frog DNA moment.
Another quote from the movie applies to many situations – even if the results are less tragic than being eaten by a giant genetically engineered lizard.
Jeff Goldblum’s character Ian Malcolm was quick to criticize the park’s designers and builders for their brazen carelessness.
“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should,” he said.
I know I have seen thousands of examples of that.
Coca Cola created the “New Coke” formula which was met with a huge backlash. The same company has now decided to change the formula of their newest popular drink – Coke Zero. Some people never learn the difference between what can be done and what should be done.
You can also see that with the excesses developed in Dubai. Indoor snow skiing and incredibly opulent resorts just weren’t enough. Now they are building underwater resorts. That’s right, your suite is actually built below water.
That reminds me of so many crazy housing trends I have seen here in America.
Some people want to live in tree houses. I guess their fondest memories came from their back yard fort when they were kids.
Other people want minimalist housing and they build tiny homes. I need my space. If my family lived in a tiny house, I would lose my mind.
And who can forget the trend a few decades ago when people in Oklahoma and other places started building homes into hillsides?
I know they were probably super energy efficient and might have even protected you in a severe storm, but the view wasn’t anything to brag about and I bet living underground would have been hard for anyone who suffers from even slight claustrophobia.
The group in Dubai expects to finish 125 floating resort spots in 2018. Many of the suites on the faux islands that make up the entire luxury resort will have a significant portion of the square footage under water. Instead of ocean view or garden view, the rooms will actually be in the ocean and overlook coral gardens.
“Over the top” doesn’t seem like a strong enough word to describe these getaways.
I’m not sure how I would feel sleeping underwater with only a layer of plexiglass between me and the ocean. I swim really well, but not in my sleep.
I’m sure many people who have already experienced every other luxury vacation will pay the huge sums required to stay underwater off of a fake island.
I think I will stay a little more traditional when I try to get away from work.
After all, Jurassic Park seemed like a good idea until the dinosaurs figured out how to escape their cages. I don’t want to be there when the ocean finds its way into those rooms.