Podcast: Is Seasteading “Beyond Democracy”? Ask Frank Karsten, author

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John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin all had very bad things to say about democracy. Winston Churchill said that “democracy is the worst form of government, except all those other forms that have been tried.” Is there anything better  Continue Reading »

Joe Quirk’s “visionary talk” at Voice & Exit Conference

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This could be the best, most succinct talk about seasteading ever. In under twelve minutes my colleague Joe Quirk explains how seasteading is the answer to the world’s most difficult problems. You will want to watch this. The Voice and  Continue Reading »

Geopolymer Concrete: The Stuff Seasteads Will Be Made of?

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The day before I was going to speak at Libertopia, an engineer and writer named Michael Eliot came over and plunked a cube on the table in front of me. “Geopolymer concrete. It should last hundreds or thousands of years  Continue Reading »

Tom Woods interviews Joe Quirk: “This is one of my favorite conversations I’ve had.”

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“This is one of my favorite conversations I’ve had, and this is episode number 363,” said Tom Woods at the end of his 20-minute conversation with me. “I personally think this has been a fantastic episode. I can’t say enough  Continue Reading »

Podcast: Enterprise Cities with Shanker Singham

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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,  Continue Reading »

A Constitution for a Seastead?

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Do you theorize about the laws that will govern seasteads? We invite you to share your insights on our forum. Several legal scholars have designed what they consider to be the best possible legal system and solicited The Seasteading Institute  Continue Reading »

Announcing Floating City Project Architectural Design Contest

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The Floating City Project Architectural Design Contest Attention architects, engineers, designers and students. You can influence the design of the first floating city and take a shot at winning a cash prize, an internship at DeltaSync, and having your design  Continue Reading »

Casting Call: TV Series Seeks Seasteaders

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  Your dream to leave land behind and experience a new life at sea is now a possibility. The Seasteading Institute is consulting with a new unscripted television series for a major cable network. The show is seeking a variety  Continue Reading »

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

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“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 »

Seasteading Today with Joe Quirk, Featuring José Cordeiro

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  Is Shenzhen a precedent for seasteads? We ask Venezuelan scientist, futurist, economist, engineer and author, José Luiz Cordeiro, in this podcast interview. Shenzhen is China’s first and most successful Special Economic Zone (SEZ), a region where economic restrictions are  Continue Reading »