The architectural design and character of the better and most historic residential, business and landmark structures of the pre-2030 period, world-wide, have been retained and preserved in the middle and late 21st century portrayed in the Titan Series. However, in areas related to Alternative Living Styles, Transportation, Communication, and Robotics, technological advances have exploded. There now are:
Underwater Cities – Mammoth water city/ships capable of floating on the surface of the oceans and seas and submerging for prolonged periods of time. When submerged, a city/ship can move much like a submarine, but noticeably slower. In many ways, a city/ship is a self-sustaining living environment with all the features you would find in any city. Each city/ship can comfortably accommodate up to 100,000 people. See Chapters III (Egypt) and IV (Israel).
Spaceports – The airports of the future. Permanently located in the higher end of the Stratosphere at about 45 km (28 miles) above the earth’s surface. Spaceports receive, dispatch, and house intercontinental, domestic long distance, and local ELP Air Speed Shuttles, 24/7. Spaceports have super enhanced characteristics of early 21st century orbiting communications satellites, space stations, airports, and small cities.
ELP Air Speed Shuttles – ELP shuttles (local, long distance domestic and international) are aerial transports that can ascend, hover in place, routinely accelerate to top speeds of between five hundred and several thousand mph, decelerate and descend. Local shuttles cruise in the Troposphere and portions of the Stratosphere. Long distance domestic shuttles travel principally in the lower reaches of the Mesosphere and the Stratosphere. Intercontinental shuttles move only in the Ionosphere (the Thermosphere), the Mesosphere and between spaceports in the Stratosphere. See Chapters I (Greece), III (Egypt), and VI (Germany), in particular.
Aerial Cruisers – These transports are small (2–7 people), medium (8–12 people), and large (up to 25 people) public and private passenger modes of travel that rise, hover up to one-hundred-sixty-five-feet above the ground, and accelerate forward to speeds of up to four hundred mph. See Chapters I (Greece) and VI (Germany), in particular.
All-Terrain Submarine Cruisers (ATSC) – Aerial cruisers travel above the ground, float and sail on the surface of bodies of water, submerge, and travel underwater like submarines. See Chapters IV (Israel) and V (Italy), in particular.
Humanoid Intelligence (HI) Units – Smart humanoid robots whose physical images essentially replicate the appearance of humans. HI units have somewhat awkward, jerky movements and speak with a combination of simulated human and electronic voices. They are bluish/silver in appearance and metallic alloy in composition. See Chapter I (Greece), in particular.
Nano All Purpose Audio/Video (NAPAV) Watch Units – Voice activated mobile devices worn on the wrist, like a watch. NAPAV units allow for multiple forms of interactive and non-interactive communications, including audio, 3-D, and real-time ultra-high-speed data streaming. NAPAV units can communicate with each other and with the systems of satellites, cruisers, and spaceports.