Watch The Ad For Saudi’s New City ‘The Line,’ The Most Dystopian Nightmare Online Right Now

As if the world couldn’t get any more dystopian, a bunch of world-leading architects have designed possibly the worst idea for a city that man could imagine.

Here’s the rundown: “The Line” is a 34-square-kilometer city that is 656 feet wide and roughly 1,640 feet above sea level, according to the NEOM Project’s official website. The bizarre development aims to accommodate 9 million people and will run on 100% renewable energy, the site notes. It’s apparently going to be built in Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince and Chairman of the NEOM Board of Directors, Mohammed bin Salman, stated in an announcement on The Line’s official site.

“For too long, humanity has existed within dysfunctional and polluted cities that ignore nature,” the advertisement begins, before graphics pop and change into the vision of “The Line.” The voiceover claims the project is part of “a revolution in civilization,” but all we’re presented with is what looks like a glorified prison camp that one will presumably have to pay to enter.

I’ll admit, living in an open-air prison camp has become expensive and dangerous: just look at California, for example. It’s ridden with crime and most residents will never be

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