August 29, 2008 by admin
Some more information on the conference:
- Friday October 10th in Burlingame, CA.
- Discuss workshop topics in the forums.
- Registration & Details: Conference, Kayaking, Dinner on Forbes Island.
- Cost: $195 general admission, free for students!
- You can get rooms at Embassy Suites Hotel SFO, cost $130-$290, group code (discount) 60Z (~15%), or at the nearby Red Roof Inn, $90-$110
If you’d like to share rooms to save money – here’s a forum thread to coordinate.
If you know of any appropriate places, please promote the conference, and link to this post!
August 27, 2008 by admin
August 25, 2008 by admin
- The first Bay Area Seasteading Social will be on 9/15, sign up here.
- October 10th conference – Online registration/payment are now set up! Press releases coming soon. Spread the word!
- Whether or not you can make the conference, feel free to sign up for our post-conference social events on Saturday October 11th: Continue reading
August 18, 2008 by admin
I’ve written about this before, but it’s interesting to see the technology coming together to make it feasible. The idea is that people will start living on barge-like boats and slowly motor or sail around the ocean to stay in the best weather.
He favors an incremental approach:
August 11, 2008 by admin
We’re going to start having seasteading socials around the bay area, about once a month, to talk / network / brainstorm / etc w/ like-minded people. I’ve created a meetup group, the first one will be in SF on Wed 8/27. These will be much smaller & less organized than the conference in October. Go to the meetup for more info.
August 10, 2008 by admin
Arnold Kling writes about profit-maximizing governments on Creative Capitalism:
Assume that the leader of a territory, whether the United States or Zimbabwe, is elected by shareholders, each of whom may or may not be a resident of the territory. In each territory, the leader would control fiscal policy, monetary policy, and regulations. She could set tax rates at whatever level she liked. Some of the tax revenues would be used to fund internal investments. However, the remainder would be disbursed as dividends to shareholders.
Shareholders would be looking to maximize their returns. If the leader engages in arbitrary confiscation, she may be able to pay a nice short-term dividend. However, such a policy will lower the society’s wealth and reduce future dividends. Shareholders would prefer a more farsighted policy. A leader who protects property rights and invests in public goods probably will generate a higher share price.
A poorly-run country, such as Zimbabwe, probably would be taken over by investors seeking to profit from a turnaround. These investors would buy up shares and install new management.
August 8, 2008 by admin
I made a wiki signup page for the conference (October 10th in Burlingame, CA, USA). So far it’s just me on there, so please add yourselves :). Also, we could use a couple more people to help organize and run the conference, if you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is not a "sit around and listen to a few presenters" sort of conference. Instead, we’re going to have a bunch of small workshops where groups brainstorm about solutions to some of the challenges we face, research those solutions, and come up w/ recommendations. Examples include: Geographic location, Business plan for seastead resort, Transportation to/from seastead, Marketing/PR (making our ideas sticky), etc. You can suggest more workshop topics on the wiki.
The cost for the conference will be $195, including food (but not a hotel room). This is our cost for the space, food, and equipment (projectors, internet access).
We’ll be posting a discount code for rooms at Embassy Suites, as well as information about cheaper hotels within walking distance.