Grover Norquist visits Seasteaders at Burning Man

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His first morning at Burning Man, Grover Norquist and his wife Samah made a beeline for the seasteaders. At our invitation, the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, who famously shocked an audience of NPR listeners by saying,  Continue Reading »

Joe Rogan Talks Seasteading

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At long last, the Meeting of the Joes occurred. The Joe Rogan Experience was named one of iTunes’ “Best of 2010″ audio podcasts in its first year. Rogan conducted one of the most deepgoing authentic conversations about seasteading in his  Continue Reading »

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 »

Bloomberg TV Features Floating City Project

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Bloomberg Television anchor Pimm Fox interviewed Patri Friedman, Chairman of The Seasteading Institute, and Randolph Hencken, the Executive Director, and asked about “a technology and business convergence that would permit [seasteads] to actually be built.”

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 »

Engineers at NASA Watched the “8 Great Moral Imperatives of Seasteading” Videos

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Engineers at NASA watched the “8 Great Moral Imperatives of Seasteading” videos and invited Joe Quirk to visit NASA and speak about sustainable food and fuel on the ocean. Then they threw a party. Join us in considering how seasteading  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 »