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    would you sleep in this?


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    Got that coffin type of feel.

    I would, although I need more info about this, and a test run so I could trust what's going on. How is the closing mechanism enabled, how can I open it again, could I potentially get harmed when my sleeping position gets in the way of the mechanism (my leg could get stuck etc), how is the air ventilation working in there, how long can you survive like that, how does this box contact help, could it shut itself randomly or by technical error even if there is no earthquake?
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    the music makes it so very creepy. It reminds me of a detective series (which I won't name, in case it spoils it for someone) where there was a bath that dropped the prospective bather into a tomb of water below.
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    Ya sur why not.

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    how are they getting to the supplies if they're below the mattress? also, I would be terrified of moving on that bed in any .. anomalous ways just in case the mechanism triggers.

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    Is it triggered by shaking the bed? That might not be so good.

    Can it's structure withstand multiple slabs of concrete and rebar falling 30 to 50 feet onto it?

    You can assume that the closing/opening mechanism will be jammed (at the very least) by falling concrete, and the bed will be buried in concrete slabs. Probably the water mains have ruptured along with the gas lines, which are now filling the lower areas with water and gas. How do you get out?

    I'm not saying it is better to get squashed. (It is best to design the buildings to resist earthquakes, which can easily be done in countries which have enforced building codes.) But this bed is a promise without any guarantees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Strange View Post
    Is it triggered by shaking the bed? That might not be so good.


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    But this bed is a promise without any guarantees.
    Especially when you can't even get this into your home once you bought it Which again will be another problem, this thing will the expensive as hell and needs so much maintenance with the supplies.
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    It's probably better to live in earthquake resistance buildings, but it depends on which country you live in and its building codes. Also, it's not like you're always sleeping in your bed.

    If the building is built well, then it can withstand the most severe of earthquakes, or at least one of the most severe.

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    Humans... I think it would be better in long term to move into places with minimal change of natural catastrophes when logistics allows it.
    Tsunamis: nature's shower
    Earth quakes: nature's amusement park
    Hurricanes: nature's interior designer
    Avalanches: nature's cold shower
    Volcanoes: nature's sauna

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    I might consider sleeping in a bed like that. I don't know. I'd have to be rich.

    My current prediction is that some time around February 2nd-10th, 2034, there will be a megathrust earthquake, possibly similar to the 1700 Cascadia earthquake that affected the Juan de Fuca Plate subducting beneath the North American Plate.


    http://news.nationalpost.com/news/ca...es-experts-say

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