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A science fictional map of San Francisco as an archipelago city

Annalee Newitz
By Annalee Newitz

Posted: Mar 28, 2012

125 thousand years ago, San Francisco was an island. And soon it will be one again, thanks to rising sea levels.

Excellent San Francisco blog Burrito Justice has just posted their latest masterpiece — a science fiction story (with infographics!) about city planning squabbles in the 2070’s, when San Francisco has become an archipelago.

You’ll note that the Mission hipsters are doomed to drown first, along with Ritual Roasters and Four Barrel Coffee, but those who live high above the sea in the hills of Castro and Noe Valley will still be pushing their strollers around and eating at the supernaturally delicious Cookie Time truck.

To read the rest of the article, and to see additional maps, click HERE


Annalee Newitz is an American journalist who covers the cultural impact of science and technology. She is the editor-in-chief of io9, which named in 2010 as one of the top 30 science blogs by The Times. Her work has been published in Popular Science, Wired,, New Scientist, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and AlterNet, and she is a regular lecturer at colleges and conferences.
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