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  • Seasteading Today with Joe Quirk, Featuring José Cordeiro

      Is Shenzhen a precedent for seasteads? We ask Venezuelan scientist, futurist, economist, engineer and author, José Luiz Cordeiro, in this podcast interview. Shenzhen is China’s first and most successful Special Economic Zone (SEZ), ...

    January 10, 2015
  • Seasteading 3.0: Executive End of Year Message

    [From the Desk of Executive Director Randolph Hencken] The future is the Blue Frontier, and we are edging closer everyday. Many of you reading this message have been following and supporting the activities of the Institute since ou...

    December 30, 2014
  • Epilogue: Waiting for FDA to Answer Our Question

    I hope this week-long series (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5) has been enjoyable to read, even if the content frustrated you like it has me. I felt compelled to share this story with you for a multitude of reasons: 1. I don't want the FDA's avoidance of ...

    December 20, 2014
  • Part 5: Waiting for FDA to Answer Our Question

    Today we present the final installment in our five-part-series chronicling my efforts to get the FDA to confirm or deny a hypothesis I came came up with over a year ago. Rather than recap each part of the series, you can find the Parts 1, 2, 3, & 4...

    December 19, 2014


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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