During the height of the Cold War, the US government built 1,000 nuclear ICBM silos across the country, mostly in the Great Plains. As the threat of nuclear war with the Soviets waned, over half of the sites were decommissioned — making them ideal doomsday bunkers for the ultra-rich and paranoid. The Survival Condo Project repurposes these sites built to withstand sustained nuclear war, converting them into condos that can support a family nearly indefinitely.
Never underestimate humanity's ability to make anything into a specialized profession. At $29 per cup, Sey Coffee in Brooklyn serves one of the most expensive cups of coffee you can find. It's the result of years of testing and communicating with coffee growers on a personal level, all in the name of extracting the best from the beans. The world of high-end coffee is the end-result of the Starbucks revolution, with small businesses and enthusiasts taking one of the world's favorite beverages into the rarified air of wine.