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The Seasteading Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), working to enable seasteading communities - floating cities - which will allow the next generation of pioneers to test new ideas for government. The most successful can then inspire change in governments around the world.

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  • Hit HBO Show “Silicon Valley” Climaxes with Seastead Cliffhanger

    After a wacky episode filled with polite Satanists, polyamory, prepubescent bike gangs, Adderall-addled tween hackers, and uncontrollable self-driving cars, the hit HBO show Silicon Valley, produced by Mike Judge, climaxed with a lone nerd trapped on...

    May 13, 2014
  • Floating City Project Report Released

    The first floating city with significant political autonomy may be established by 2020. The Seasteading Institute is proud to announce the release of our long-awaited Floating City Project report. Our key findings are: a market for a residential...

    April 25, 2014
  • PODCAST: Marketplace Segment on Seasteading and Blueseed

    Does Silicon Valley exhibit the qualities of an island? An outpost with its own rules? Or, insular and cut off from society? The popular radio show Marketplace recently covered this theme in a six minute segment connecting the vision of seasteading wi...

    February 13, 2014
  • VIDEO: Introducing the Eight Great Moral Imperatives Series

    Dear Friend of The Seasteading Institute, What's the point of building floating islands? It seemed strange to me when I first heard about it.  Once I learned to take a wide global and historical view, I discovered that floating communities have the p...

    January 12, 2014


  • Led by pioneering individuals, these societies could become a blueprint for a new way of life – one that is more equitable, tolerant and entrepreneurial.

    Financial Times, March 30, 2012
  • Call it an experiment in governance, call it a way to live under a new set of rules of your own creation, maybe even a way to start your life over. You may one day be setting up your own sovereign nation.

    Business Insider, November 2013
  • The seasteading movement is producing some novel ideas for ocean-based businesses that could act as stepping stones towards their ultimate goal.

    The Economist, December 3, 2011