Take a tour of a Martian city: Incredible 360 degree video shows the UAE's vision for a 2117 colony on the red planet where robots live alongside humans

Mail Online | 11/30/2017 | Tim Collins For Mailonline
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Stunning VR footage that could be taken straight from the latest video game has revealed the United Arab Emirates' vision for its planned Martian colony where robots live alongside humans.

An immersive 360° experience of the futuristic city was released by the Gulf state's government, giving the most detailed view yet of its city.

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The release is part of Dubai's Mars 2117 Strategy, which seeks to build the first settlement on Mars in the next 100 years.

The video begins with a greeting from a holographic representative of the United Government of Mars, welcoming you to your second home.

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Your digital host says that the scenes are set 70 years after mankind has set up a colony, suggesting the UAE envisions the first manned mission taking place in the year 2047.

You then enter a flying pod that whisks you on a 1.5 mile (2.5km) ride, showing you the sights of the city.

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The City of Wisdom, as humanity’s first settlement on Mars will be known, comes complete with laboratories, a university, skyscrapers, beautiful architecture and 600,000 inhabitants.

During the seven minute long tour, you are transported from the exterior of the planet's surface to the inside of a number of large domed buildings.

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The footage reveals a Hyperloop transport system in place at the colony, as well as all manner of robots, flying vehicles, crowds of people and vegetation.

For the full immersive experience, users need to view the video using a VR headset.

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But the clip, uploaded to YouTube, still makes for impressive viewing even without this.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, was one of the first to test out the experience

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Speaking about the project in February, he said: 'The landing of people on other planets has been a longtime dream for humans.

'Our aim is that the UAE...
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