As much as we love the Jurassic World series, we can’t help but ask – why do humans keep growing giant murderous animals (i.e, dinosaurs) and then letting them escape? Even in Avengers: Infinity War, when Bruce Banner discovers that Tony Stark has lost track of Vision, he quips “You lost another super-bot?!”

We love watching dinosaurs inflicting massive amounts of collateral damage, but sometimes we’re just grateful that no-one has actually succeeded in recreating dinosaurs yet.  Especially since they have no real predators in the modern world.

So we thought about it at The Popping Post. What would a world be like where dinosaurs kept escaping? What if every other day, you woke up to see breaking news about yet another velociraptor escape or a pterodactyl gone rogue? In other words, what would it be like to live in the Jurassic World universe?

Here are some unforeseen (and pretty interesting) consequences.

 

1. Gyrospheres would put Elon Musk’s Tesla out of business

Dinosaur vs gyrosphere in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Credit: United International Pictures

Dinosaur vs gyrosphere in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Credit: United International Pictures

Remember the transparent spherical cars in Jurassic World? They were called gyrospheres and they were incredibly tough. Yes, they were slow (travelling at speeds of 5 mph), but they could withstand dinosaur attacks. They were made with tempered glass that could deflect a 50-caliber bullet.

For reference, regular bullet proof glass can withstand a 44-caliber bullet, but only about three direct shots of those.

Not only are those cars super tough (thus preventing casualties in traffic accidents), but they look aesthetically amazing. A lot more awesome than Teslas, if we say so ourselves. Since there’s no visible exhaust (and they roam around dinosaurs), we can also conclude that they are environmentally friendly.

Between a gyrosphere and a Tesla, everyone would pick a gyrosphere. It might be slower, but it’s super tough and looks way better. Musk would be hard-pressed to build a better car than a gyrosphere.

 

2. Dinosaur DNA would be on sale on the black market

Dr. Henry Wu (B. D. Wong) would give anything to acquire more dinosaur DNA in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Credit: United International Pictures

Dr. Henry Wu (B. D. Wong) would give anything to acquire more dinosaur DNA in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Credit: United International Pictures

Dinosaur DNA would incredibly valuable. They would provide insight into how birds came to be and also reveal what Earth’s atmospheric conditions were like in the past, since dinosaurs would have adapted to survive whatever hellish landscape we had 65 million years ago. With dinosaur DNA, scientists could finally solve mysteries like how dinosaurs could grow to be so large or why brontosauruses did not die of high blood pressure.

Best of all, dinosaur DNA could finally answer the age-old question – did the brontosaurus actually exist?

 

3. We would see dinosaur leather products

What is Owen (Chris Pratt) trying to do, feel how hard dinosaur skin is in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? Credit: United International Pictures

What is Owen (Chris Pratt) trying to do, feel how hard dinosaur skin is in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? Credit: United International Pictures

In a world where there are so many dinosaurs running around, someone’s going to go after their pelts and sell them to luxury handbag makers so that dinosaur leather bags can be made. Just think about it – the Chinese would make jewellery out of dinosaur ivory and there’d be an immediate waitlist for Birkins made with Stegosaurus skin.

Then we’d head on over to People’s Park and find aunties carrying “genuine” LV bags made from Triceratops skin.

Yep, sounds about right.

 

4. Zoos would start bidding wars to buy dinosaurs for their exhibitions

Dinosaurs and destruction in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Credit: United International Pictures

Dinosaurs and destruction in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Credit: United International Pictures

If you didn’t already know – zoos buy animals. Maybe not all of their animals, but new breeds definitely have to be… acquired in some fashion. Since Jurassic World is basically a dinosaur zoo, and the whole point of its existence is to make money, that means that at some point, they’re going to be selling their dinosaurs to other zoos.

With limited dinosaurs, zoos are going to compete to get whatever dinosaurs Jurassic World releases. This means that dinosaurs would probably be auctioned off and the highest bidder would be able to purchase the dinosaur. So yep! Dinosaurs would be subject to bidding wars, no different from items sold on eBay.

 

5. STB would try to breed a Merlion from dinosaur DNA

The Merlion. Credit: Trek Earth

The Merlion. Credit: Trek Earth

The Merlion has been the STB’s greatest achievement – making millions of innocent children believe that an ancient mythical cross between a lion and a mermaid existed. And if they had the means to create a real life Merlion from dinosaur DNA, you can be sure that they’d do it. How else would they be able to feasibly create a creature that, well, has no visible means of reproduction?

Also, those dinosaur scales would come in really handy for the “Mer” part of the Merlion.

 

6. Dinosaurs would become military assets 

The most powerful creature in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Credit: United International Pictures

The most powerful creature in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Credit: United International Pictures

Dinosaurs are equipped with some of the deadliest weapons in nature. A Tyrannosaurus rex can chomp down with a bone-crushing force of 8,000 poundsMegaraptoridae had claws the size of bowling pins. The Indominus rex could – oh, wait, that was a fictitious hybrid dinosaur in the previous Jurassic World movie.

In a fictional world where dinosaurs can be easily grown from fossilised DNA samples, it would stand to reason that these aspects of their anatomy could also be weaponised separately and spliced into the DNA of other animals. Or even worse – the dinosaurs could be taught how to fight, meaning that no genetic meddling would be required. Just train the dinosaurs, and you’d have an unstoppable army on your hands.

In fact, that’s sort of what’s going to happen in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

 

Jurassic World. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Jurassic World. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Star Lord Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) race to save the dinosaurs left in the ruins of the Jurassic World theme park from an exploding volcano. Unfortunately, they discover that there’s a terrible conspiracy behind their rescue mission, and it turns out that the dinosaurs aren’t being rescued for environmental reasons – but something far more sinister.

Expect massive dinosaur battles, wanton destruction and (of course) a Tyrannosaurus rex running wild. In fact, such an epic spectacle of a film is best seen on a screen that’s big enough to fit a life-sized dinosaur – like the ones at GVmax! A Tyrannosaurus rex was about 12.4m long, but the GVmax screen is 22.4m long. It’s as close as you can ever come to seeing live-sized dinosaurs running around chewing people up!

 

Credits: Golden Village Cinemas, Trek Earth, United International Pictures

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