Hey. It occured to me that some of the individual parts of a seastead have profitable land uses. For instance, a decent water recycling system would be great in rural areas without lots of rain. Likewise, the independent power generation system would be great for areas prone to blackouts. And there are bound to be people who’d pay to grow their own food, even without growing it at sea. I’m mostly thinking about parts of single-family ‘steads, but the bigsteads also have viable components- how many skyscrapers would love to have their own built-in integrated power supply? Wouldn’t an oil rig love to be able to pick up and go to another well once one is dead? And a multi-spar mobility system would help them to do just that.
I’m thinking the independent development of each of these parts- mobility, new materials, sustenance, power, etc.- will be a profitable venture in and of itself and help further the development of independent on and off land. Your thoughts?
Please check out the OceanStead Development International thread. We are in the process of beginning a business that will target the most profitable ventures in steading to further the development of steading in the private sector. And we are not the only one. Let us know what you think.
It’s not quite what I was thinking of- you’re business looks essentially looks like the “baystead” phase predicted in the Seasteading Founding Document- but it still looks amazing and I wish you the best of luck. I was thinking more along the lines of land-usable components. For instance:
Home Water Recycling System
Personal Power Generator
Indoor Food Garden
From the actual ‘stead engineering, I figure you can “mid-phase products:”
Stable Aquarium “Island” Decoration
Floating Platform for an Pool
OSDI BaySteads (Oh, wait…)
Spar-Based Mobility System for Mobile Oil Rigs
There’s bound to be more, these are just what I could think of off the top of my head. I figured somebody’d already thought of something similar, I just wasn’t sure, thanks for pointint me in your direction.
The first project will target the hotel/hospitality industry true. But we intend to develop along multiple avenues of seasteading technology. Either by ourselves or in conjuction with others.
I see no reason why our efforts to create self-suffiecent methods and systems could not be sold into establish land based markets to create revenue for seasteading. In fact that is one of the premises of OSDI…