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TV documentary “Cybertopia – Dreams of Silicon Valley” features Seasteading

“If it’s up to Silicon Valley, we may soon be entering a new post-political era. But what might that Cybertopia– the alternative to Washington and Brussels– look like?” The tide is turning in Europe. The Dutch, who have spearheaded the  Continue Reading »

Beyond the Bureaucracies: Catalina Sea Ranch

Phil Cruver, CEO of Catalina Sea Ranch, plans to establish the first-ever offshore mussel farm in U.S. federal waters beyond the jurisdiction of many California regulators by October. The Orange County Register reports: “Investors and government officials see Sea Ranch as a  Continue Reading »

Clear Principles Shine through Muddied Thinking in Salon Critique of Secessionists

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” –Folk saying. The first loyalists are breaking ranks. First they ignored us, then they laughed at us, then they fought us, and now, in  Continue Reading »

National Geographic: Can the “Blue Revolution” Solve the World’s Food Puzzle?

National Geographic featured a marvelous photo-essay about sea farming, announcing, “Aquaculture has expanded about 14-fold since 1980 … exceeding beef production clearly for the first time.” “We call kelp the virtuous vegetable,” says Paul Dobbins of Ocean Approved, “because we are  Continue Reading »

Hit HBO Show “Silicon Valley” Climaxes with Seastead Cliffhanger

After a wacky episode filled with polite Satanists, polyamory, prepubescent bike gangs, Adderall-addled tween hackers, and uncontrollable self-driving cars, the hit HBO show Silicon Valley, produced by Mike Judge, climaxed with a lone nerd trapped on a seastead.     The artists  Continue Reading »