A real-life Jurassic Park?
High time someone threw money at the problem
3 February 2013
Just be sure to have a backup power system for when Australia gets hit by a severe storm
Editor's note: The following is an article by Cameron K. of Sci-Fi Bloggers. Sci-Fi Bloggers is an online magazine covering all things science fiction and fantasy: movies, TV, books, video games, comics and more.
Many a child has dreamt of coming face to face with a living, breathing dinosaur. They are larger than life, and capture the imagination like no other creature that has ever walked the face of the Earth. This story is even larger, though hopefully not just somebody's imagination.
According to Business Insider via The Sunshine Coast Daily, Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is working on making Jurassic Park a reality at his new Palmer Resort on the beach of his native country. Palmer has reportedly been in talks with the scientists who famously cloned the sheep Dolly, hoping they can bring his vision of a dinosaur paradise to life.
It seems crazy, I know, but apparently Palmer has an impressive track record for these sorts of things, most notably intending to build a full-scale replica of the Titanic just for fun. Having billions of dollars also makes things slightly more plausible. So far Palmer has denied the allegations, but man, if I were him I would come out of the gate yelling at the top of my lungs, "I'M MAKING A DINOSAUR - DEAL WITH IT." That's just me though.
Thankfully Palmer and his team will have a step-by-step guide for creating dino magic in the novel and movie Jurassic Park and can essentially break the process down into three steps:
Step one, find some amber with a bug in it. Step two, extract dino DNA from bug. Step three, make dinosaur. Mr. DNA pretty much just spells it out for them. It's that simple, right? Invest in some cool jeeps, really big fences, a welcoming visitor center and a really bad-ass gate and voila - Jurassic Park.
Just be sure to have a backup power system for when Australia gets hit by a severe storm, otherwise the 'Land Down Under' might become the 'Land of the Lost.'