Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

Vivos Building Underground 'Cities' for Doomsday

By - Source: Tom's Guide US | B 31 comments

This underground network of ten facilities can sustain the lives of 2,000 people for up to one year.

Are you ready for December 21, 2012, the day the world will come to an end? Privately funded Vivos has you covered with a place to stay during the aftermath: a network of underground facilities that could eventually evolve into a system of subterranean mini-cities... granted that the Earth doesn't actually explode or something.

As if ripped out of a science-fiction movie, each 20,000-square-foot facility can accommodate up to 200 people, and comes stocked with a year's worth of food in every kitchen. Costing an average of $10 million each for Vivos to build, the facilities offer community areas, urgent care and dental centers, banks, and many other accommodations. Yep, sewer is included.

"Vivos is the life assurance solution for your family, to survive for up to one year in an autonomous, hardened and nuclear blast proof, underground shelter," the company said. "We invite you to join us and a community of 200 people, as a co-owner of the Vivos survival shelter complex closest to your home area from our planned network of 20 shelters. Where else would you go with just a few days' notice?"

A reservation for one spot in a Vivos facility costs around $50,000. Heck, this place would make for a cool vacation resort once the 2012 panic clears. Just throw in a few spas, gambling tables, night clubs, rogue chest-bursting aliens...

2012 Bunker

Discuss
Ask a Category Expert

Create a new thread in the Off-Topic / General Discussion forum about this subject

Example: Notebook, Android, SSD hard drive

This thread is closed for comments
Top Comments
  • 26 Hide
    nicodemus_mm , April 14, 2010 1:33 AM
    Come see the new Vault-Tec... I mean Vivos underground bunker!

    *Warning: Vivos is not responsible for any experiments for which you may be the subject during your stay. All residents will be searched for baseball bats, BB guns and 10mm pistols prior to entry. All Hail The Overseer!
  • 12 Hide
    terr281 , April 14, 2010 1:49 AM
    So, I looked at the website...

    1. 1 year of stocked food
    2. 200 people, selected by the company from a pool of interested people, who will be allowed to purchase shares of a shelter.
    3. The company provides administrative and security details.
    4. "Owners" (the 200 people) will be given tasks based upon their life skills.

    I like to play a certain game named Fallout 3...

    1. Pool of people selected for Vault survival.
    2. Tasks...
    3. Initial security and administration provided by the company.

    And, lastly...

    If you look up "Vivo," it is a bio-science research company. It could be a name, but Vivo versus Vivos? (Vault experimentation anyone?) Credibility: There isn't a single shelter in Georgia (the Atlanta area) planned, yet there is one in Alabama. Vivo is based in AL.
Other Comments
  • 26 Hide
    nicodemus_mm , April 14, 2010 1:33 AM
    Come see the new Vault-Tec... I mean Vivos underground bunker!

    *Warning: Vivos is not responsible for any experiments for which you may be the subject during your stay. All residents will be searched for baseball bats, BB guns and 10mm pistols prior to entry. All Hail The Overseer!
  • Display all 31 comments.
  • 12 Hide
    terr281 , April 14, 2010 1:49 AM
    So, I looked at the website...

    1. 1 year of stocked food
    2. 200 people, selected by the company from a pool of interested people, who will be allowed to purchase shares of a shelter.
    3. The company provides administrative and security details.
    4. "Owners" (the 200 people) will be given tasks based upon their life skills.

    I like to play a certain game named Fallout 3...

    1. Pool of people selected for Vault survival.
    2. Tasks...
    3. Initial security and administration provided by the company.

    And, lastly...

    If you look up "Vivo," it is a bio-science research company. It could be a name, but Vivo versus Vivos? (Vault experimentation anyone?) Credibility: There isn't a single shelter in Georgia (the Atlanta area) planned, yet there is one in Alabama. Vivo is based in AL.
  • 7 Hide
    Soul_keeper , April 14, 2010 3:53 AM
    For some reason, i'd rather take my chances on the outside.
  • 1 Hide
    wonspur , April 14, 2010 3:54 AM
    Id rather die then not be able to see daylight for 1 year... id probably go insane within 1 month if not sooner.
  • 1 Hide
    duk3 , April 14, 2010 4:08 AM
    A thousand people have applied to waste around $50,000.
    Impressive that people waste money on their own unnecessary overprotection when thousands of people could be saved from real dangers like diseases and starvation with that money.
    Thousands of people... or one rich idiot?
  • 3 Hide
    dimar , April 14, 2010 4:39 AM
    Sounds like another fraud. Now if they can make food replicators like in a certain show. That would be a lot cooler :-)
  • 2 Hide
    Anonymous , April 14, 2010 6:11 AM
    Vaultek Anyone?!
  • 2 Hide
    dtm4trix , April 14, 2010 7:42 AM
    gzzzz.what a crock! If something did happen in 2012 would you really want to come out of there after a year to an Earth that is no longer in existence. This is some company's gimmick to cash in on American paranoia.

    A person is "Smart" people are dumb as posts.....
  • 2 Hide
    Clintonio , April 14, 2010 8:53 AM
    As obvious as this is a paranoia driven cash cow, the idea is pretty cool in the respect that subterranean habitation is something we should aspire to more.
  • 0 Hide
    N19h7M4r3 , April 14, 2010 10:05 AM
    1 year isnt enough for what ever thing thise guys are preparing for lol... everyone should know that they are very likly to die anyway...
  • -3 Hide
    Titanius , April 14, 2010 12:59 PM
    Vivos = Umbrella?
  • 5 Hide
    Rhynn , April 14, 2010 1:14 PM
    They open the door 1 year later and the lava/radiation/disease/zombies/aliens pour in, killing everyone instantly.
  • 3 Hide
    bogcotton , April 14, 2010 1:45 PM
    RhynnThey open the door 1 year later and the lava/radiation/disease/zombies/aliens pour in, killing everyone instantly.


    They open the door one year later, and everyone goes.

    Wtf you mugs actually believed that!
  • 4 Hide
    warezme , April 14, 2010 1:56 PM
    I for one welcome our Overseer friends
  • 2 Hide
    gpace , April 14, 2010 2:08 PM
    If my house comes with a Mr Handy, I'll take it.
  • -3 Hide
    Pei-chen , April 14, 2010 2:24 PM
    I miss the internet
  • 1 Hide
    waikano , April 14, 2010 3:09 PM
    Is it for 200 or 2,000 people?
  • 2 Hide
    victomofreality , April 14, 2010 3:14 PM
    I love the little paranoid conspiracy bit at the end... they know how to advertise to their market.
  • 1 Hide
    waikano , April 14, 2010 3:17 PM
    waikanoIs it for 200 or 2,000 people?


    Never mind, I missed the Network of 10 facilities.
  • 0 Hide
    2zao , April 14, 2010 3:28 PM
    if they cost 10,000,000 but only cost 50,000 to reserve, times 200 ppl, where is the profit? they both equal 10 million... unless there is addition costs after the reservation....
Display more comments
Tom’s guide in the world
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • UK
Follow Tom’s guide
Subscribe to our newsletter
  • add to twitter
  • add to facebook
  • ajouter un flux RSS