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Saturday June 22, 2024

Neom to have more robots than people

Saudi Arabia's megacity to be world's most high-tech place

By Web Desk
May 22, 2024
Neom is going to be worlds most high-tech city. — Neom/File
Neom is going to be world's most high-tech city. — Neom/File

Neom is in progress in Saudi Arabia and is set to present its residents with extraordinary facilities.

There are grand plans for this megacity. It has been endorsed as one of the world’s most ambitious projects and its cost is anticipated to increase from $500 billion to a staggering $1.5 trillion.

The city is part of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 project, For a post-fossil fuel future, Noem is part of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 project, which aims to revolutionise the country’s oil-dependent economy.

However, on whether the project will be completed as planned, few doubters have expressed pessimism.

Moreover, recent reports also indicate that Saudi Arabia may be facing difficult questions about the megaproject's financial, environmental, and humanitarian impacts.

Though, the mega structures of Neom have been revealed already including Trojena, The Line, Gulf of Aqaba, Sindalah and Oxagon; the tech additions of the mega city are little known about.

Interestingly, the project would host more robots than people as per the claim by CEO Nadhmi Al-Nasr in 2017. It will also have robot hotel clerks, according to Business Insider.

From "digital twins" that will copy residents' biometrics and health data, to humanoids at hotel check-in desks are part of Neom’s high-tech plans.

An "immersive, mixed-reality metaverse" will also be featured by Neom, according to its website. It is expected to be the most high-tech city in the world.