French Polynesia Open to Seasteading Collaboration


(Seasteading Delegation: Tom W. Bell, Egor Ryjikov, Marc Collins, Joe Quirk, Randolph Hencken, Nicolas Germineau, Greg Delaune and Bart Roeffen) [Blog by Randolph Hencken, Executive Director] Tonight, we are flying home from Tahiti after a promising exploratory mission here in French Polynesia. At the end of our meeting with President Édouard Fritch, his cabinet and […]

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Seasteading Delegation To Meet With French Polynesian President


I am writing this blog from Bora Bora, where an international team of nine seasteading delegates* has convened to explore the opportunities for developing innovative sustainable floating islands in the protected atolls and harbors of this tropical nation. This Friday, September 16th, our delegation will formally present a proposal for a seastead to French Polynesian […]

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Podcast: SeaZones Compared to Nation States? Tom W. Bell Explains

Tom W Bell

Why should seastead law operate better than land-based law? What is the nature of consent? What’s the difference between a Special Economic Zone and a SeaZone? How can legal systems be open-source like Linux? What are some concrete examples of cities that created prosperity by providing platforms for legal startups? One of our most staunch seastead legal innovators, author […]

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End of Year Message


From the desk of Executive Director Randolph Hencken I’ve just returned from an all-expenses paid meeting in Saudi Arabia, where I was invited to present our Floating City Project to an international audience of new city developers and investors. Due to an abundance of investigations, collaborations, and networking this past year and preceding years, I […]

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Podcast: Enterprise Cities with Shanker Singham


Respect for property rights Predictable laws Open unrestricted trade Suppose through careful investigation you discovered that these are the key elements that allow societies to prosper. How do you embody these values in an actual legal structure? More complicated yet, how do you insert such a legal structures into a larger more powerful legal structure […]

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