Facts About the Biosphere Experiment – Some scientists conduct a study to find out whether humans can live in an artificial world or not. At first glance, it sounds pretty cool. History says it is billed as an “ecological laboratory and prototype planetary commune”. Was the test working properly, and for what purpose? Come on, take a closer look!
1. There are several different goals that Biosphere 2 has to achieve
Biosphere 2 is a very bold project. It is considered the second Earth, and the company behind this grand design built a completely independent complex based on the natural systems of the world. Biosphere 2 is a scientific experiment intended to determine how capable humans are of setting up bases on the moon, or on other planets.
There are more ideas from these Space Biospheres Ventures. It was designed by a private company, which The Washington Post describes as an “ecopreneurial project”. It is also meant for business, where there is a tourism factor behind it. Biosphere 2 is open to visitors, they can take a 2 hour tour of the place (from outside, of course). Space Biospheres Ventures is a testing ground for patented technologies for profit.
2. The group behind Biosphere 2 isn’t quite ‘Scientific’
According to The Washington Post, from the start, the scientific community was less than impressed with the experiment. This corresponds to the group living in Biosphere 2. The Biosphere 2 program is a follower of a 70s-era community called the “Synergetic Civilization.”
The group is led by John Allen. He was a man who believed that Western civilization would collapse. He encouraged his followers to stage demonstrations and promote their vision and mission, while performing rituals.
In the 90s, Allen became the head of development for Biosphere 2. And it was Allen himself who chose the members of the commune to live in Biosphere 2. This created a big problem for the credibility of the project. As early as 1985, the news reported that the group resembled a kind of “cult”. Related to bullying, isolation, indoctrination into group beliefs, and child abuse and neglect. By the time Biosphere 2 opened, it was still debatable.
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3. What’s really inside Biosphere 2?
In 1985, The Washington Post reported that a multimillionaire named Edward Bass, donated approximately US$30 million towards the construction of Biosphere 2. The University of Arizona said that construction began in 1986. Biosphere 2 was impressively constructed, covering more than three hectares, which contains tropical rainforests, wetlands, savanna grasslands, deserts, and even has an ocean with its own coral reefs.
In the basement – which spans nearly three full hectares – is the “Technosphere”, where all equipment such as generators, “Energy Centers” and units that will help control the air temperature and humidity within the structure are stored. They also use electricity – in theory – but they have to generate their own electricity, whether that be by solar, wind, or other methods.…