The Anatomy of a Drive-by Tweeting

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Twitter and blogs can be a great way to pass two, or twenty, minutes with a mix of amusement and information. One unfortunate consequence of these punchy new journalism outlets, though, has been the advent of the “Drive-by Tweeting.” Not  Continue Reading »

September 2013 Newsletter

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The Seasteading Institute September 2013 Newsletter (Past newsletters) Dear Friend of The Seasteading Institute, Just after our last newsletter, on the eve of summer, we took a brief, hard-earned getaway to the annual Ephemerisle Festival (details below). Since then, it  Continue Reading »

$20k goal reached; now what?

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A big thanks to all of our contributors for helping us surge past the $20,000 goal with more than a week remaining in our Indiegogo campaign. With matching funds from the Thiel Foundation, the design and feasibility component of our  Continue Reading »

h+ Interviews Randolph Hencken

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Humanity+, one of the leading futurist/transhumanist advocacy organizations, recently featured an interview with Randy Hencken in its online h+ publication. Jesse Barksdale, the interviewer, asked a number of questions to introduce h+’s audience to our mission, and our latest strategy for  Continue Reading »

Randolph Hencken Interviewed on Firedoglake.com

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How is a ‘seastead’ different from a ship? Why is the ocean a better bet than charter cities/startup cities on land? What can you do on a seastead, that you can’t do in America, that is worth doing? The Institute’s  Continue Reading »

New feasibility study: Semi-submersible, “mini-modular” plaftform

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Seasteading demands a nimble balance of practical present technology and untested innovation. Our latest engineering study, part of our Floating City Project, attempts to strike this balance by examining the feasibility of using a semi-submersible as the platform for the first open-ocean  Continue Reading »

Blueseed Rides the Bitcoin Wave: Dan Dascalescu Conference Talk

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Blueseed has made it a long way towards becoming the world’s first seasteading venture to launch, and was recently bolstered by a $100,000 bitcoin-equivalent investment from the BitAngels, a Bitcoin-focused angel investor group. What do Blueseed and Bitcoin have in common? Besides  Continue Reading »

The Seasteading Institute June 2013 Newsletter

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  The Seasteading Institute June 2013 Newsletter (Past newsletters)   Dear Friend of The Seasteading Institute, With summertime officially upon us, our seasteader instincts tell us we should be spending these longest days of the year close to the water  Continue Reading »

New Undergraduate Thesis on Seasteading Law & Policy

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The following blog post was written by Adrian Petrilli, who recently completed his undergraduate thesis on seasteading legal strategy at The American University of Rome. You can view the extended abstract here, and the entire research paper in PDF format  Continue Reading »

Joe Quirk and Randolph Hencken on TV

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Our team was recently invited to share the seasteading vision with the audience of Glenn Beck’s television network, The Blaze, where Beck has recently been promoting his own idea for alternative governance: Independence, USA. Executive Director Randolph Hencken and seasteading  Continue Reading »