I did not mean any critisism of Wayne and Patri and do want to support them. Their hope and basic vision for floating societies is very much in line with my own. I guess if Wayne is not going to be full time and they are hiring 2 other fulltime people then the selection of these 2 people is just really really important to this project. Really I care that they succeed and so think it is important to talk about all parts of the project, even potential problem areas.
We have a few people who are active in the ocean engineering field who are helping us draft the job descriptions, suggesting where to post them, and will help us evaluate candidates. We are trying to build up even more relationships with members of marine/ocean engineering community.
There will be a lot of people in these forums looking over our shoulders to make sure that we get it right.
I’d look into associations of retired Naval and Air Force personnel. They mostly have experience with keeping vital systems running and technical bent, as well as practical experience living in austere and dangerous conditions. A great many of them are also in favour of smaller government, from my own personal experience.
Fair enough. I agree, anything is open for discussion, and indeed, the selection of a chief engineer will be really mportant. In any case, i think it reflects well on Patri and Wayne is that they are not affraid to evaluate their own limitations, that seems like a good start.