Why Japan's Great Pyramid of Giza Can't be Built Until 2110

  • Published on Oct 1, 2018
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    London. October, 1992. A Japanese man entered a government building near Chancery Lane, and made his way up to an office on the first floor - this was the London branch of the UK’s Patent Office.
    You see this man was there on behalf of Japan’s renowned Shimizu Corporation - a leading architectural and engineering firm that was and is among the top in the world; and he was there to apply for a patent. (Note, to secure their ideas globally it was necessary to apply not just in Japan). Now this particular patent, was for no ordinary idea; it was for something grand - something spectacular; the idea was to build giant pyramids in the middle of some of the largest and busiest urban centers in the world; starting with Tokyo. These infrastructures would be so large, they could house entire cities.
    But why? What was this for?
    And who exactly is the Shimizu Corporation?
    To understand this, we need to go back in time, back over 200 years ago to the company’s inception.
    This video covers:
    - Shimizu Megacity Pyramid TRY-2004
    - Megastructures
    - Pyramidal structures
    - Japanese architectural & engineering companies
    - Kisuke Shimizu
    - Edo period
    - Japan's population decline
    - Tokyo's overpopulation & overcrowding
    - Large scale construction projects
    - Floating cities, underwater cities, space hotels
    - Blade Runner (Tyrell Corporation headquarters pyramid)
    - Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza
    - Burj Khalifa & Jeddah Tower
    - 2 kilometer high building
    - Tokyo Bay
    - Megatrusses & suspended skyscrapers
    - Renewable energy of solar, wind, algae & waves
    - Japanese earthquakes & tsunamis
    - Pacific Ring of Fire
    - X-Seed 4000 (Taisei Corporation)
    - Mega-City Pyramids in Singapore, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Delhi & Dhaka
    - Largest man-made structure in history
    - Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City

Comments • 5 761

  • Kento Bento
    Kento Bento  6 months ago +1411

    Been a while, but I'm alive! Hope you like the video.
    FYI, the English pronunciation of the word 'patent' outside of North America often tends to be 'pay-tent', and within North America 'pah-tent'. Neither are wrong. (There are some regions that don't follow this rule exactly but in general it traditionally tends to be the case).
    Correction: Before 1868 the capital was Kyoto, not Edo. Also forgot to include that a major reason the Giza pyramid is mentioned in the video is because the Shimizu pyramid is meant to have the exact same (relative) dimensional proportions.
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    • Rafa Salcini
      Rafa Salcini 3 months ago

      Kento Bento w

    • Ibunda Ulfatun
      Ibunda Ulfatun 4 months ago

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      FOR, Sink-{ing}>country-ies,
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      From SiNk.
      Greeting from @SEAn, aSEAn

    • DELTACX10
      DELTACX10 4 months ago +1

      Kento Bento well i think people should spread out a bit more

  • Fall
    Fall 6 days ago

    powered by renewable energy. yeaaa thats not going to happen. at best its going to be nuclear power

  • James
    James 7 days ago

    Judge dread mega city with all the amenities for the future have's, and hell on earth just outside the gates for the future have not's.

  • M D
    M D 13 days ago

    April 22 2024 UN=United Nazis and all associates ARE DESTROIED...THE LEFT HAND one in the same different name...they kill all but 100,000ish people with the nano poisoned for started in 1958 and gmod foods in 1996, Japan and the nazis are tight.

  • Dan Dgez
    Dan Dgez 14 days ago

    Getting prepare for the first impact

  • Magnus Guglius Vuglius

    What you’re describing is called an arcology.

  • JigHardy
    JigHardy 19 days ago

    smooth transition

  • Aizhen1seven
    Aizhen1seven 21 day ago

    Stop mispronouncing words on purpose

  • Is live Worth it
    Is live Worth it 22 days ago +1

    Make it nuclear bomb proof to piss off Kim

  • Is live Worth it
    Is live Worth it 22 days ago +1

    But in reality who wants to live in the innermost part of the pyramid

  • Jovenus
    Jovenus 24 days ago

    can you make video about the circular city of Jacque Fresco of Venus Project?

  • uhuy hy
    uhuy hy 25 days ago

    Nope. Never wanted to live in isolated city

  • linguistically oversight 86

    Welcome to mega-City one

  • Philip Emanuel
    Philip Emanuel 26 days ago

    Whoa there’s an Arkham City in Hong Kong

  • aXios
    aXios 26 days ago

    An explanation as to how algae can power the city is provided, but there is no explanation as to how algae, wind, and solar (which have proven to be horridly inefficient, at least right now) could all provide *enough* power. I find it funny that when asked "What about the environment?" the answer was "Wind and solar!", which slaughters the living hell out of birds. Even though wind turbines are pretty miniscule in terms of bird deaths, the noise definitely does drive birds out of their habitats, and also big ass structures generally do kill a lot of birds, and this is definitely a big ass structure.

    It just seems like all these huge construction projects throw in that "it'll be powered through solar energy" as something of a marketing scheme to make the idea sound more marketable to the investors that are going to be funding this thing. If wind and solar energy were the magic bullets that people make them out to be, wouldn't everybody be switching a little faster than we are right now?
    I'm guess at the end of the day, I'm not really convinced that there needs to be a big city built just off shore from another big city that is connected to a big island. Like yeah it would look cool, but I'm having trouble seeing why this needs to exist. It's like a diamond block house in Minecraft. It looks cool, you can flex on your friends with it, and it functions just fine for what it was intended for, but it's still just a bunch of resources that would've been better used elsewhere.

    I don't know anything about algae power other than what I learned in this video tho so maybe that's the answer right there.

  • first name
    first name 27 days ago

    I won't live long enough to see it become reality...

  • SSB Brandon
    SSB Brandon 28 days ago

    Of course Blade Runner was the inspiration!

  • kazama tamadashi
    kazama tamadashi 29 days ago

    *welp I would be dead that year.*

  • ネコCat
    ネコCat 29 days ago +2

    And here i can't find a girlfriend.

  • Jakub Baker
    Jakub Baker 29 days ago

    So is nobody going to adress how this dude pronounces "patent"?

  • Chinua Evans
    Chinua Evans Month ago

    Imagine if I live to 128years

  • Mayoo FM
    Mayoo FM Month ago +1


  • Chris Black
    Chris Black Month ago

    Was a horrible place to build a nucular plant. Is a terriable place to build a mega structure housing 1 mil ppl.

  • Mr. Lonely
    Mr. Lonely Month ago

    Watching a lot of videos, you do like to rewind back in time, how about creating a video with a Samurai Jack theme depicting a samurai with the Samurai Jack opening theme song.

  • Ali Syed
    Ali Syed Month ago +1

    That's stupid, a cube with the same base would have 3 times the volume as the pyramid...

  • Heriberto Murillo
    Heriberto Murillo Month ago +1

    My name is Kento Bento. Can I copystrike this video?

  • My Getaway
    My Getaway Month ago

    So basically Neo Tokyo

  • Haruhi Suzumiya
    Haruhi Suzumiya Month ago

    So shimizu is shin ra?

  • Kurobayashi2476
    Kurobayashi2476 Month ago

    I'm going to guess this was the inspiration for Honnouji Island for Kill La Kill

  • abbas uddin
    abbas uddin Month ago +1

    They are making over the pyramid over bay what if it claspsd

  • LordNapstablook
    LordNapstablook Month ago +3

    Evangelion saw it before it was done, NERV is real X)

  • Perspeii
    Perspeii Month ago +1

    That fucking advert placement was genuinely incredible, lmao

  • Op Po
    Op Po Month ago

    disaster waiting to happen

  • MatSymon
    MatSymon Month ago

    Your video is too basic

  • Pablo Honey
    Pablo Honey Month ago

    your ad plugs are genius man

  • ef
    ef Month ago

    pyramid power bitches!! Go annunaki

  • Chris Nitschke
    Chris Nitschke Month ago

    Wait a second.. i once saw something along those lines built in Minecra- ohh my god.. Minecraft is the master tool for architects...
    Seriously.. it may not be as large but this is ti.. exactly...

  • Crubleigh
    Crubleigh Month ago

    Why would they take out a patent on a concept that they themselves say won't be possible to even attempt until the patent has expired 5 times over?

  • Le Dragon Noir
    Le Dragon Noir Month ago

    *evangelion reference*

  • xKuukkelix
    xKuukkelix Month ago

    Terrorists wet dream

  • Real Heel Ryan
    Real Heel Ryan Month ago

    How come every time we get a group of "progressive, forward thinking, geniuses" together to run something it always turns into socialism or communism?maybe we need to rethink our idea of forward thinking.

    • Deadlyaztec27
      Deadlyaztec27 Month ago

      This isn't a socialist idea in the slightest. The only thing they mentioned would be that it would be self governing and autonomous. If you checked your facts you would see that those are actually analogous to the decentralization of power I.E. it is a conservative idea, and so diamagnetically opposed to communism.
      Read a book, man.

  • Vaibhav Tanwar
    Vaibhav Tanwar Month ago

    Mega structures are future

  • Felipe Behrens
    Felipe Behrens Month ago

    How long would the building last?

  • RagingDong
    RagingDong Month ago

    If they were burrial mounds.
    why were all the kings burried in the valley of the kings?

    • RagingDong
      RagingDong Month ago

      +Maxamilus fan They were closer in desighn to the inca pyramids. and a lot smaller.
      i thought the pyramids of giza were built by dynastic eygyptions

    • Maxamilus fan
      Maxamilus fan Month ago

      The older Egypt kingdom had pyramids but the new kingdom used the Vally of kings

  • GreatSmithanon
    GreatSmithanon Month ago +7

    I think it would make a lot of sense to build a much smaller prototype of this somewhere large and empty, like the Mojave desert. Scale it down to reduce some of the stresses and you could probably get away with building the superstructure out of a combination of titanium and aircraft grade aluminum. Scaling it down also makes it more managable. Say, instead of building it for a million people, build it for a thousand. Moreover, build it primarily as a research facility for the development of construction materials and renewable energy initiatives. If it can be built, the research done within the facility can not only benefit the world, but can help pay for the structure.

  • ROBBY Andrews
    ROBBY Andrews Month ago


  • ROBBY Andrews
    ROBBY Andrews Month ago

    By more Condoms.

  • ROBBY Andrews
    ROBBY Andrews Month ago

    That is not true. 1140 foot pyramid in China. You lier!. Solution. Stop having babies

  • re8nifle
    re8nifle Month ago +9

    Imagine being born and growing up in this thing without ever knowing what it's like in the outside world.

    • I am a Stranger to Myself
      I am a Stranger to Myself 29 days ago +1

      What IF we're inside of it right now, but we THINK we're on our own planet?? Matrix moment, lol.

    • Bread Loaf
      Bread Loaf Month ago +2

      re8nifle you’d probably go into Tokyo every once in a while

  • Luis Estrada
    Luis Estrada Month ago

    6:27 *tenochtitlan has left the chat*

  • Renee Moses
    Renee Moses Month ago +1

    Would have been alot cooler if the focus was on how the Pyramid were actually for power generation. Not a burial chamber.

  • goldweel
    goldweel Month ago

    I was born too early 😢

  • o monster
    o monster Month ago

    I kn and u kn

  • FiretrUCKatYOUrhouse

    It's a goddamn GeoFront

  • Michael Meisman
    Michael Meisman Month ago +1

    Well you lost all my respect when you went with the pyramids being tombs and even built by the Egyptians period. I am not saying aliens, just not Egyptians. The pyramids are far older then Egypt.

    • Young J
      Young J Month ago

      lol ok. how much historical proof do you need?

  • Logic Matrix
    Logic Matrix Month ago

    I love this. some many lives in one space. Humans Removed from the world. Held like hamsters

  • bladerj
    bladerj Month ago

    Anyone here reminded of neo tokyo and geo front from neon genesis evangelion, that is exactly what the geo front is in the anime.

  • Brian Krane
    Brian Krane Month ago

    no mummies have every been found inside a pyramid. they are likely not old tombs.

  • Z kai
    Z kai Month ago

    BubbleGum Crisis 2132 !

  • kbiss32
    kbiss32 Month ago

    the way you pronounce patent makes me shudder

  • Ali Dakhaikh
    Ali Dakhaikh Month ago


  • Zak Hendrix Johnson

    That Segway tho

  • Perry Dorion
    Perry Dorion Month ago

    The great pyramid was not built by Khufu

  • C Scott
    C Scott Month ago +1

    Looks like a giant prison , perfectly designed for maximum control / protection , and literally designed to represent our corrupt hierarchical social system . Masters at the top , down to the slaves who will do all the work from the bottom . I`d prefer to live in a grass hut , and be free to grow and gather my own food and water , and live together with others who do the same .

  • Sedaytad
    Sedaytad Month ago

    anyone know what a paytent is?

  • Sedaytad
    Sedaytad Month ago

    Im not a sure what a paytent, but I refuse to watch past 0:52, as you cannot even pronounce words correctly, who knows what other info in this video is screwed because you havent even nailed the basic yet

    • Kento Bento
      Kento Bento  Month ago

      Before you put someone down and show your ignorance, understand that a word can be legitimately pronounced different ways in different parts of the world. Many people in the world pronounce it 'pahtent', *as well as* 'paytent'. Refer to the pinned comment for more info if you want to nail the basics yourself.

  • Dug Kub
    Dug Kub Month ago +1

    Sphere is stronger than a pyramid.

    • Dug Kub
      Dug Kub Month ago +1

      +fllamber so you agree?!? You say no, but use an example that proves yes

    • fllamber
      fllamber Month ago

      Not in flat terrain.
      A Dome* might be stronger

  • logan desjardins
    logan desjardins Month ago

    Pyramid of Giza was built 13000 years ago look up graham handcock and fight me
    And that big of a building only for 1m people borinnnnnnng

  • Srihan Balaji
    Srihan Balaji Month ago +1

    Put it on the moon

  • vikas tiwari
    vikas tiwari Month ago

    Never fails to give me goosebumps

  • Gareth G
    Gareth G Month ago

    More than $600 billion? For $200 billion, you could build a global highway network that connected every part of the world besides Australia, allowing you to drive from Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro. This is one building that only houses 1,000,000 people, and the price tag is more than the entire One Belt One Road project. Even if the materials needed to construct the mega-pyramid were readily available, it's an incredibly bad idea.

  • Lance Nostrum
    Lance Nostrum Month ago

    Is anyone else getting kado the right answer vibes

  • ςӇεϝ ΛɌdΐ
    ςӇεϝ ΛɌdΐ Month ago +1

    Well now japan is known in a crisis of "mating" I supose or problem to talk to opposite gender so is overcrowd still a problem there now? I dont know anything but its just my opinio

  • A Youtube User
    A Youtube User Month ago

    How is 1 million people going too change the overpopulation of a city with 37 million residents?

  • Byleven
    Byleven Month ago

    Technologically super advanced city, the year is 2110... hmmmm I'm worried about what may happen 2 years later.

    • Julio Gio
      Julio Gio Month ago

      can someone explain to me whats happening in 2 years. I keep hearing about it but no one will tell me.

  • Anna P.
    Anna P. Month ago

    I thought they were going to make replicas of the Egyptian pyramids and are just for show but if it's gonna help overpopulation then im all for it.

  • Jared Wright
    Jared Wright Month ago

    the engineers couldve used graphine. its super lightweight

    • Alex Rose
      Alex Rose Month ago +1

      "could've" - well, no, since it wasn't discovered for like 30 years after they applied for the patterns. likewise it can only be produced in ridiculously small quantities. I went to the university where it was discovered and live right near the graphene research institute and almost no progress has been made in actually getting a commercially viable version.
      so, yeah, maybe graphene is viable in 2110, but not any time soon.

  • TacticalStrawberry
    TacticalStrawberry Month ago

    Those goddamned weebs are up to something AGAIN

  • Ben Jackson
    Ben Jackson Month ago

    I don't know that I'd trust a nation to build a pyramid (terrorist icon) that could potentially collapse, killing most everyone in the city, when it's the same nation that cant be responsible enough and thought they could build a typhoon and tsunami proof nuclear power plant on a coastal area and in an earthquake zone. The density of the pyramids was like 1000/1. Reason and Khufu have left the chat.

  • endercraftman
    endercraftman Month ago

    That plug though lmao

  • SεΙεηγχ
    SεΙεηγχ Month ago

    One flaw: Claustrophobic people.

  • powerfullest killer

    We have an overcrowded city in Egypt too and we already have pyramids so it'd be great if pyramids are kept in Egypt

  • Bobby
    Bobby Month ago

    Why is the pinnacle of human creation always a fucking pyramid.

    DEVAN KOSHELANYK Month ago +1

    don't you just hate when TVclip glitches and the second the ad ends another immediately starts

  • Nairod
    Nairod Month ago

    sounds like a distopian anime idea: In the year 2128 where the elite class rules over what is left of japan population from the mega dome, a teenage cyborg girl try to restore the balance of the nation by defeating the aristocracy. They live on the pyramidal structure isolated from the rest of the population exploiting and controlling the life of everybody, while the rest of the world lives on the ruins of what once was a great nation now destroyed by over exploitation and disease.

  • -=(KAAS)=-
    -=(KAAS)=- Month ago +1

    The suspense an drama haha feels like a video about a seriel killer

  • Enoch Chan
    Enoch Chan Month ago

    Edo Foods Inc. Pyramidical Paradoxy.

  • Denise Editz
    Denise Editz Month ago

    2:57 That poor man leaning over the train door. He's getting squashed.

  • 34486
    34486 Month ago

    What about defending against a terror attack...?

  • Marlou Pumar
    Marlou Pumar Month ago

    Vibranium anybody? :)

    THE FBI Month ago

    How about they build there own world wonder instead of ripping off someone else’s shitheads

  • Marcel Groen
    Marcel Groen Month ago

    With 🛐 wather to get its not from a house out wathering ..
    But the pyrathing i dont understand

  • Andrew McArdle
    Andrew McArdle Month ago


  • Rottenlinx
    Rottenlinx Month ago +1

    why is this guy so obsessed with asia?

  • Rey Mendiola
    Rey Mendiola Month ago

    These channels have a monotonic sound, they all sound surprisingly similar...

  • Our Systems Are Failing

    2110 hah, humanity its self is Lilly to succumb to societal collapse before that. Cmon google "global warming".

  • Lewis Edwards
    Lewis Edwards Month ago

    This is awesome! 👌

  • The habit of being
    The habit of being Month ago


  • eliezer shadrack
    eliezer shadrack Month ago

    That will never happened because the pyramids until today they didn't figure how the pyramids were built what theory they use to build was used till today is undiscovered so to me this are just propagandas why do tpu think even in Europe and america the great they don't even think of building it cause they can't figure it how was it build it was build with precise constellation of stars now what theory they used to build that thing no one know not even investors of today they don't know it ended up being sites for discovery if they knew it will be already built up they won't even wait till 2100 years bucaese the building of that thing is myth till today

  • I Nominate This Rock for the Democratic Candidacy

    That thing is fucking hideous, I hope it never gets built.