Wanted: Seasteading Stories from the Future

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Wanted: Seasteading Stories from the Future

 

Can you write an inspiring article from the future illustrating how seasteading has improved humanity? If so, we want your submission. The best stories will be featured on our revised website later in the year.

Here’s what talented writers need to know when they draft their entries:

  • Inspirational: These stories should be written to inspire readers about seasteading’s opportunities to improve humankind. Therefore, every story should have a human element. That is, no matter what topic the writer chooses (i.e. macroeconomics, poverty, medical science, environmentalism, etc.), the story needs to focus on at least one character whose life is better because of seasteading.
  • Quality is important: The overall goal of this project is to create written images of what the future could be with seasteading, and we will publish the best-written stories that capture our vision of the future.
  • Length should be 200-2000 words: We will accept stories as short as 200 words and as long as 2000.
  • Newspaper style: The stories will be presented as news stories from the future. Entrants can tackle human interest stories focusing on one fictional individual, or international matters of economic boons related to seasteading, or anything in between that could reasonably be conceived as plausible (so long as it has a human element).
  • Wide audience: Stories should be written with a wide audience in mind and be as politically neutral as possible. We wish to promote seasteading as an outlet for anyone to create and test innovative governments and we will not choose to publish stories that are overtly offensive to a particular political disposition.
  • Hypothetical year: Stories should be identified with a hypothetical year they take place. That is, does the story take place 5, 10, 20, 50 years from now?
  • All stories will be considered licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. This means others will be free to share and adapt the work, so long as attribution is giving to the author.

Before writing we suggest authors review our website, particularly our introduction, strategy and FAQ pages. Although it was not written in newspaper style, we have an example of a seasteading story from the future written by Patri.

We look forward to many submissions from our talented supporters. Please email your submission to randy@seasteading.org.

2 comments

  1. cbrown35 4:29 am

    When do you want these in by? Is there a deadline?

  2. wohl1917 2:23 am

    Families to live on Floating Repair Base…

    By John Wohlwend / Associated Press,  April 1, 2025

    Savannah, Ga. (AP) Looking more like a building at sea than a ship, the Seastead provides a protected basin 200 feet long and 80 feet wide as a harbor for transatlantic sailors. The floating base itself is 600 feet long, 100 feet wide and 60 feet from bottom to main deck. The Seastead has accommodations for over a 100 people in addition to the families aboard who make up its crew. These are located in its forward end while a ‘water gate’ at the open end of the basin would permit it to be emptied out allowing it to be used as a dry dock. The floating base, while not a ship, is capable of navigating like one in an emergency should it be necessary to cast the Seastead adrift in order to ride out a storm of phenomenal severity, or if it should break loose from its moorings. This is provided by two propellers driven by 550 horse power electric motors and a bow thruster of equal horse power. Current is supplied by the bases nickel/iron battery bank that is kept charged by a combination of solar panels, windmills and bio-fueled diesel engines. To anchor the Seastead, a 1500lb anchor of concrete and steel, which incidentally is what the Seastead itself is made of, has already been put in place. Heavy nylon cables attach the Seastead to a buoy that in turn is attached to the anchor.  The buoy or ‘Ball Stead’ as it is called, has been in place June of 2023 at 30 degrees latitude, a natural high pressure area at sea. On old maps they are sometimes listed as the ‘Horse Latitudes’. With a poplation of 24 it is essentially a concrete and steel sphere 100 feet in diameter. When asked why they wanted to live on the sea, John Yossarian had this to say, “In a word Freedom: to live deliberately without force, fraud or coercion. We, each and every one of us, have chosen to be here of our own free will and volition. We’ve taken our lives back and are making our own kind of music out here even if no body else sings along!”

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