In what ways will seasteads be autonomous? Will they provide their own food/power?
Seasteads will be autonomous mainly by setting their own rules. We don’t believe achieving material self-sufficiency is desirable or necessary. Diesel fuel is still the cheapest way to operate electrical power generators, but our team is investigating renewable energies such as wind, solar, wave, and OTEC as an alternative to fossil fuels. Importing meat will cost less than raising cattle on a seastead. Instead of producing everything themselves, we expect seasteads to specialize in industries where they have a competitive advantage (such as fish farming, or “aquaculture”) and trade for goods and services that can be produced more efficiently elsewhere.
Posted in: Autonomy and Sustainability
Posted on January 20, 2012 at 2:02 am