A new Flotellage is emerging as a new frontier in technology.
The new Flotsam is a mobile-connected, floating city that can run on water.
The city is powered by solar power and can be built as an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for under $200.
The Flotsams is being built by the Finnish company Flotsammar and the Australian company Tectonic, both of which are backed by billionaire venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson.
Flotsamy’s concept is a floating city in a sea of glass, with its main street running on a grid of pipes that can be disconnected for various purposes.
The flotell is powered solely by solar energy, but can also run on electricity from the city’s grid.
Flotillas goal is to create a floating, sustainable city, and the new city has already been tested in a few European cities.
The goal is for the flotilla to be capable of running on the sea in a matter of months, and that’s a tall order, but Flotsamnar has been doing some preliminary work.
In an interview with The Verge, Flotsamoar CEO and founder Niko Kallo explained that the company had spent three years studying the world’s water, and wanted to bring a solution to a problem.
“In the past, when we were building our cities, we had to work with rivers, rivers with huge tidal flows, and lakes that are extremely large,” Kallo said.
“We’ve looked at the different ways of solving this problem, but ultimately we felt like we could build a city on a water-powered grid, which would be completely transparent, and it would be safe.”
The concept works in a similar way to that of the Hyperloop, which is an electric-powered transportation system that uses water as a conduit for high-speed travel.
The Hyperloop is currently undergoing testing in Austin, Texas, and will be the first of its kind.
In this case, Flotamar is building on the Flotsaml, the city in question, but they are aiming for a larger scale.
“For us to build a Flotomar city, we need to get this floating city working in a very large scale, and for that we need a floating grid, with the same kind of energy efficiency,” Kato said.
As part of the funding for the Flottoms development, the company raised $10 million in seed funding.
Tectonics is a Finnish-based startup, which started out with a floating office in Helsinki, but now operates in more than 50 countries.
The company’s founder and CEO Jussi Vainio said that the idea behind Flotams project was to bring the idea of floating cities to life.
“Flotam is about bringing the world to life with a new way of building,” Vainios told Ars.
“What we’re trying to do is to make a new generation of cities and a new city, with this new technology.”
The team is currently working on the software that will allow Flotoms users to control the city, but Vaini said that it’s also possible to control other elements of the city using a mobile app.
“Our app can control the grid and control the water, we can control everything, we could control the lighting, we control the air,” he said.
The concept has received a lot of attention from other tech entrepreneurs.
One of the first flotams to take off was in 2013, when a team of engineers built a self-contained solar-powered floating city on land in Germany, where it was dubbed the SolarFlotill.
But that was a far cry from Flotamoar’s plan.
“The flotam was actually built as a prototype and not as a city, that’s the problem,” Kalli told The Verge.
“But this was a really big problem, and we’re building a city of flotoms.”
The Flottams’ future depends on whether or not the tech industry can find a way to solve the flottam problem, which may not be solved for a very long time.
But it’s certainly a major step in the right direction for a new, floating civilization.