Inside Luxury Bunkers where the Ultra-Rich Prepare For Doomsday

Rushkoff, a writer who frequently writes about the future and technology, said that he was invited by five of the wealthiest men in the world to discuss the future of the planet with them. (Rushkoff didn’t specify who spoke to Rushkoff at the resort but said at most two of them were billionaires.

Douglas Rushkoff’s image, which is a picture of him, a man well-known for writing about the future technology and his association to the early cyberpunk culture.

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Sources: The Guardian, “Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires” 




Rushkoff claimed that he was asked repeatedly about how to survive climate change or social collapse. The executives then detailed their plans for underground bunkers and avoided what they called “The Event.”

A Vivos bunker

A Vivos bunker

Courtesy Vivos

Source: The Guardian

“The Event. Rushkoff explained in his book that they used this term to describe the environmental and social collapse, social unrests, nuclear explosions, solar storms, unstoppable viruses or malicious computer hacks that take everything down.

bikini nuclear explosion

Operation Crossroads, which took place along the Bikini atoll, saw a mushroom cloud detonated by a 23-kiloton nuclear bomb. It was 90 feet below the surface. This was the second nuclear detonation of Operation Crossroads. The initial blast took place at 520 feet.

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Source: “Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires” 

Rushkoff, in a post for The Guardian highlighted some of these survival companies that the ultra-wealthy are using to build their escape. (Vivos and Rising S Company declined details to Insider regarding specific clients or projects they had worked on because of privacy concerns.

Rising S Company workers installing a shelter

Workers from Rising S Company install a shelter

Rising S Company

Source: The Guardian

These sites function as complexes where people can meet in common areas and also have their own space.

Vivos bunkers in a field

Vivos bunkers in a field

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Source: Vivos

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