Monthly Archives: January 2009

Joe on Innovation and Craziness

Joe Lonsdale, our Chairman of the Board, recently talked to a reporter for an upcoming piece about the question of fun/crazy business models and the risks for our brand.

January 15, 2009 joe

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London Seasteaders?

I’ve decided I’m going to [a conference]( in Durham (NE UK, close to Scotland) April 1-3. I will probably hit London for a couple days afterwards. I would very much like to give one or more seastead talks while I am in London – or at the very least, do a meetup at a pub. Anyone in London who’d be interested in helping me arrange something? Email

January 12, 2009 mee

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Seasteading quotes

We’re looking for quotes for the front page that capture the essence of seasteading. Things like:

* “If you want to build a ship, do not drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
* One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. – André Gide
* I am interested in politics so that someday I will not have to be interested in politics. – Unknown

Please comment here with your ideas.

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Structural Libertarianism

Some nice dialogue has developed around Jacob Lyles’ structuralism posts, which I mentioned in the recent [Structure and Policy]( post.

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Structure and Policy, Reform and Blank Slates

Jacob Lyles has an [excellent]( [series]( of [posts]( over at Distributed Republic about structural libertarianism and policy libertarianism – the question of whether people should advocate better governmental policies, or entirely different forms of government.

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Poll on TSI online presence

Liz has posted [a poll about our online presence and ways of communicating]( on the seastead LJ community, please fill it out! (You don’t need an LJ account to do so).

January 8, 2009 poll

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December 2008 Newsletter

Happy New Year! We here at The Seasteading Institute have been working hard over the holidays to ensure that future years have more hope and possibility for innovative societies than past ones. Here’s what we did in December:

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Need help generating speaking engagements and seasteading socials

I will be making a number of trips in 2009 for TSI-related business and speaking engagements, and I need your help to maximize the number of people I can meet and reach on each of these trips. There are two major ways you can help:

1. Get a [talk]( or speaking engagement for me. Groups that might be interested include futurists, transhumanists, libertarians, and engineering & architecture departments at local colleges or universities.

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