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 »

Sign our Petition in Support of Larry Page’s Free-Experimentation Zones… on Land & Sea!

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Larry Page, co-founder and CEO of Google, appears to have been channelling The Seasteading Institute – whether he realized it or not – when he spoke of the need for more experiments with alternative legal and social systems. In his keynote  Continue Reading »

Announcing Survey for Prospective Seasteading Pioneers

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The Seasteading Institute is excited to be launching a new survey initiative at floating-city.org to gauge customer demand for an actual seastead, and to identify the pioneers for our vision of innovative oceanic communities. Are you ready to take the  Continue Reading »

VIDEO: Medical Offshore Research Facility

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In August of 2012, The Seasteading Institute was contacted by Megan Rorie, a graduate student in the College of Architecture at the University of Houston. Megan was intrigued by the idea of seasteading, so when it came time to select  Continue Reading »

James O’Neill on Non-Violence

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We can sometimes feel lonely as seasteaders – separated from all the talk of conventional politics, the ‘blame game,’ and standard prescriptions of democratic reform. Our fundamental principles of peace and voluntarism, taken to their logical end, often lead us  Continue Reading »

The Seasteading Institute April 2013 Newsletter

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download   The Seasteading Institute April 2013 Newsletter   Dear Friends of The Seasteading Institute, In celebrating our five-year anniversary, we have been reflecting on the many milestones we have already achieved, and accelerating  Continue Reading »