Beyond the Bureaucracies: Catalina Sea Ranch

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Phil Cruver, CEO of Catalina Sea Ranch, plans to establish the first-ever offshore mussel farm in U.S. federal waters beyond the jurisdiction of many California regulators by October. The Orange County Register reports: “Investors and government officials see Sea Ranch as a  Continue Reading »

Welcome Cal Abel, New Engineering Advisor

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The Institute is delighted to welcome Cal Abel to our Engineering Board of Advisors. Cal is a Nuclear and Radiological Engineering PhD candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology. Cal has a Masters and Bachelors of science degree in nuclear engineering  Continue Reading »

Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan

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“Seasteading has enormous potential in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.” – Shiwen Yap, e27. Seasteading is “poised to be the need of the hour,” according to Shiwen Yap, writing for Asia’s leading “technopreneurship” news source, e27, which has featured seasteading  Continue Reading »

Clear Principles Shine through Muddied Thinking in Salon Critique of Secessionists

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“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” –Folk saying. The first loyalists are breaking ranks. First they ignored us, then they laughed at us, then they fought us, and now, in  Continue Reading »

National Geographic: Can the “Blue Revolution” Solve the World’s Food Puzzle?

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National Geographic featured a marvelous photo-essay about sea farming, announcing, “Aquaculture has expanded about 14-fold since 1980 … exceeding beef production clearly for the first time.” “We call kelp the virtuous vegetable,” says Paul Dobbins of Ocean Approved, “because we are  Continue Reading »

Hit HBO Show “Silicon Valley” Climaxes with Seastead Cliffhanger

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After a wacky episode filled with polite Satanists, polyamory, prepubescent bike gangs, Adderall-addled tween hackers, and uncontrollable self-driving cars, the hit HBO show Silicon Valley, produced by Mike Judge, climaxed with a lone nerd trapped on a seastead.     The artists  Continue Reading »

German TV show Titel, Thesen, Temperamente announces Seasteaders as “Totalitarian.”

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Audrey Stimson, Producer at ARD German Television, emailed us 10 times while requesting an interview, promising, “Millions of viewers will be watching.” We hosted her camera crew at Thiel Capital, where they interviewed Randolph Hencken and myself on camera for  Continue Reading »

Adam Carolla Becomes a Seasteader Live During Interview with Joe Quirk

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“Joe, I like you, because we’re simpatico on this whole part about competition…I don’t know why we think people, the government, or anyone is going to do the right thing without the incentive and the competition…This whole seasteading thing, man,  Continue Reading »

Floating City Project Report Released

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The first floating city with significant political autonomy may be established by 2020. The Seasteading Institute is proud to announce the release of our long-awaited Floating City Project report. Our key findings are: a market for a residential seastead exists,  Continue Reading »

Interview with Peter Leeson, author of The Invisible Hook and Anarchy Unbound

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I recently read The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates by Dr Peter Leeson, about the economics and self-governance of pirates. It’s a fascinating book, and relevant to seasteading, so I asked Dr Leeson if he’d give an interview.  Continue Reading »