Seasteads Saving Lives: The Story of Harrison

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One of our current projects is working on how to communicate seasteading to a broader audience in a more emotionally compelling way. As an experiment, we tried writing stories from the future about the positive impact of seasteading. Here is Patri’s contribution:


It’s January, 2020, the city is San Francisco, and we’re in a doctor’s office where 7-year old Harrison has just been diagnosed with a rare type of childhood cancer. He has only a year or two to live. While his age is unusual, his plight is not. Continue reading

TSI Welcomes its new Director of Legal Strategy, Dario Mutabdzija

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The Seasteading Institute is excited to welcome Dario Mutabdzija as our new Director of Legal Strategy! Dario will lead our efforts to navigate the highly unique and challenging legal issues pertaining to seasteading, including maritime law, legal restrictions on seastead citizens, long-term sovereignty issues, and more. Expect to see a seasteading legal overview whitepaper from Dario in early 2011, similar to our 2010 engineering overview.

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Seasteading Featured on CBS News

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The Seasteading Institute was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning News. The segment includes an interview with Patri Friedman and lots of info about TSI, all set to a cool animation!

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TSI Seeks Director of Operations – up to $2500 referral bonus

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The Seasteading Institute is seeking a Director of Operations who will help translate our world-changing vision into solid, predictable results. This individual will be responsible for a variety of key projects across all areas of our strategy, including research, communications, fundraising, event management, and more. Continue reading

Seasteading on CBS Sunday Morning (Video)

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Friedman’s vision isn’t based in fiction, it’s based in reality. Continue reading

Names To Know In 2011: Patri Friedman

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Friedman is confident that 2011 is the year he’ll be able to change some minds, starting with those who feel politically marginalized. Continue reading

State of Art of Oceanic Industry

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This brief report , State of the Art of Oceanic Industry for the Establishment of Autonomous Ocean Communities, studies the first point of the potential areas of research for seasteading purposes. This is, we do a brief introduction to the how the oceanic industry can solve nowadays the problem of living in the middle of ocean in the form of permanent establishments.

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Sink or Swim Contest Update

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We’ve had about 30 draft submissions to our Sink or Swim contest. Contestants now have until Dec 5th to submit their final revisions to us at sinkorswim@seasteading.org. Until then, we’d like to encourage everyone to join the discussion over at our Sink or Swim partner page on HumanIPO. HumanIPO is a novel way to collaborate on business plan and start-up creation. Continue reading

Governing Seasteads: An Outline of the Options – by Brad Taylor

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TSI has published its first research paper on seastead governance. Written by economics intern and Thousand Nations author Brad Taylor, the paper covers a range of topics from policy models to structures of governance. From the paper’s introduction:

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Ephemerisle Program Update

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(We’d like to apologize for the delay in formally making this announcement. Some of you who are in the Ephemerisle community may have already heard about it informally. We have been behind on our communications over the last couple of months.)

The Seasteading Institute has made the reluctant decision to table its Ephemerisle program at this time. We are not currently planning events for 2011 or beyond.

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